A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy Yanbal and Avon cosmetics, perfumes, creams and costume jewelry.

Mujeres Con Visión (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Mujeres con Visón (Women with Vision) is made up of 11 women who do different kinds of work to improve their economic situation and thus move their families ahead. They live in different places in the city of Cuenca. This city is known for its architectural beauty, its beautiful mountain landscape, its culture, its food and for the warmth and hospitality of its people.

Mrs. Carmen Margarita Y. lives in the city of Cuenca by the Quinta Chica area. This is her second loan that she has taken with the communal bank. She has developed a good friendship with all the members of the bank. Our member is very young. She is 25, married, and has 4 children: 8, 7, 5 and 3. Her three oldest children are in a school in the city. Her husbands works in a factory making stucco ( ceilings). They don’t have their own home so that live in a rented one.
Mrs Carmen has worked for the last 3 years selling Yanbal, L’bel products, etc. She sells on Mondays, Tuesday and Fridays. She doesn’t have a regular schedule. The others days she sells only a little since she also has to spend time with her children who are still young. She will use her loan to buy more Yanbal cosmetics such as perfumes, creams, etc.
He goal is to have her own home.

Mrs. Mayra Alexandra S. lives in the city of Cuenca. This is her third loan that she has taken with the foundation and she was invited by her mother. The loans have greatly benefited her in her business. She sells Avon cosmetics, work that she has done for the past year. She has also been a waitress in a restaurant for the last 8 months and she works from 7 am to 3 pm.

Mrs. Mayra is 24, married and has a 5 year old daughter who is in the kindergarten of the city. Her husband is a security guard. They don’t have their own home so they live in a rented one. She will use the loan to buy Avon cosmetics.

Her goal is to have her own house.

In this group: María José*, María Belen, Maura Cristina, Patricia Leonor, Nora Jimena, Bertha Lucia, Zulay Elizabeth, Nelly Soledad, Mayra Alexandra, Carmen Margarita, María Esperanza
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio

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