Total loan: $5,075
Barrio Sucre (Cuenca) Group
Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador / Agriculture
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A loan helped to buy livestock and animal feed.
Barrio Sucre (Cuenca) Group's story
The Barrio Sucre communal bank is made up of 14 friends and neighbours who live in Cumbe parish in Cuenca. The area is geographically diverse, combining beautiful landscapes with a cold climate, and its architecture is a mixture of the old and the new. The local inhabitants, like the members of this communal bank, are warm-hearted, friendly and kind and keep their culture and traditions alive. Their main economic activities are agriculture, livestock breeding and trade. Gladys, a founder member of the Barrio Sucre communal bank, has built up a close friendship with her colleagues. She is 48, married and the mother of two children of 22 and 19, who are studying at a local school. Her husband works as a labourer and the house in which they live is the result of the couple's hard work. Gladys shares her time between household chores and agriculture. She grows vegetables, which are either sold or consumed by her family. She also rears pigs, guinea pigs, chickens and livestock, whose milk she sells. She plans to invest her new loan in the purchase of livestock and animal feed. Her dream is for her children to be able to study for a professional career.