A loan of $2,650 helped a member purchase fruits & vegetables.

Las Triunfadoras Del Mañana (Cuenca) Group's story

The Communal Bank “Triunfadoras del Mañana” (Tomorrow’s Winners) was founded in the city of Cuenca, which is surrounded by incomparable beauty and full of traditions and legends. The city has taken advantage of the abundance in the area, which has been a key to its economic and social growth that spurred its rise to becoming a high-powered industrial city.

This Communal Bank is composed of enthusiastic men and women who have joined together to seek a better quality of life for their families. They share their experiences with us.

Sra. María Alicia C. has been active member of this Communal Bank for the past four loan cycles. She lives in the area called El Carmen de Guzha, which is about 15 minutes away from the city of Cuenca, with her children ranging in age from 2 to 13 years. Her oldest child is not in school and preferred to pursue a job working at a brass works shop. The other school-age children attend classes at Aurelio Ochoa Elementary, while the baby is enrolled in day care. As a result of her work, María Alicia has managed to build her own home.

She joined the Communal Bank upon the recommendation of a friend who told her about how it easy it was to obtain loans and make repayments. María Alicia has been selling fruit for fifteen years. She does not have an established place for selling her goods, so she travels through the market offering her products every day without resting. María Alicia tells us that the loans have helped her increase her business and will use this new loan to buy more fruits such as papaya, watermelon, honeydews, bananas, apples, mangos, and other products to increase her assortment of stock to offer her to her customers, thereby generating more business. She dreams of making home improvements.

Sra. Margarita Jiménez is another member of the Tomorrow’s Winners Communal Bank. She lives in the city of Cuenca and is participating in her fourth loan cycle. Her sister invited her to become a member of the group and the loans have enabled her business to continue.

Margarita sells vegetables and has been in this business since she was a young girl because her grandmother and mother sold vegetables in the market. She continues the family tradition by selling produce on Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. She is devoted to farming during the rest of the week.

With her new loan from Fundación ESPOIR, Margarita will buy tomatoes, onions, peas, carrots, and other vegetables. Her goal is to continue growing her business.

In this group: Maria Rosario, Luz Narcisa, Veronica Alexandra, Margarita, Maria Alicia, Edwin Manuel, Karina Del Rocio, Maria Guillermina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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