A loan of $2,575 helped a member buy vitamins and nutrional supplements form Herbalife; buy fabrics, threads, zippers, chalk, buttons.

Juntas Venceremos (Cuenca) Group's story

The community bank “Juntas Venceremos” (Together We will Conquer) is formed by a group of women that always think about their families first and they work every day to offer them a better quality of life; they live in city of Cuenca, a major city well known for their writers, culture, gastronomy and their people who are very pleasant.

Mrs. María M. is 22 years old and lives with her husband and 3-year old daughter in a rented house located in the major city of Cuenca. Her husband works as a fee collector in the inter-province buses; she will start her own business selling Herbalife products; she already has her own customers since she works with her cousin selling these products.

This is her first loan; she became a member of the community bank thanks to her sister; whit the loan, she will buy vitamins and nutritional supplements from Herbalife. Her goal is to better herself a little more every day.

Mrs. Fanny N. lives in the major city of Cuenca; she is a cheerful member and this is her fifth cycle working with her community bank; she was invited by another member of the community bank. The loans have benefited her business; she works in the art of tailoring for which she graduated; she is also a teacher and has a small workshop which she has owned for a year now. She does not have a fixed work schedule and she works as required by the orders she has.

Fanny is 20 years old, lives in a common-law marriage and is the mother of a 2-year old daughter. Her husband emigrated in search of a better future for the family and he sends money to support them both; she does not have her own house so she leaves with her mother-in-law. With the money from the loan, she will invest in her workshop buying fabrics, threads, chalk, zippers, buttons, etc. Her goal is to become a professional fashion designer.

In this group: Sandra Mercedes, Maria Del Carmen, Maria Ines, Rosa Elvira, Angela Elvira, Guadalupe Del Rocio*, Alexandra Lisset, Daysi Katherine, Fany Liliana, Maria Veronica, Valerie Tricia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carlos Morales

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