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Virgen De Bronce (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Susana Natalia, Narcisa De Jesús, María Eugenia, Blanca Magdalena, María Dolores, Ximena Del Rocío*, Mercy Marlene, Sonia Monserrate*, Gabriela Tatiana, Nanci Zusana, Mercedes Aurora
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The communal bank Virgen de Bronce is made up of 11 members. They are all women with a good sense of humor that strive day after day to give their families a better future. They live in the Virgen del Bronce neighborhood in the city of Cuenca. This city is known for its natural beauty, its historic downtown, its people and its cuisine.

Señorita Sonia B. lives in the Virgen del Bronce neighborhood. She is 31 years old, single and has a 21 month old daughter. She lives with her parents who have their own house. This is her third loan and she has a good rapport with all the members of the communal bank. Señorita Sonia is a stylist, but at the moment she is not pursuing her profession. She has been raising pigs for the last 3 years. She buys pigs, raises them for a time and then sells them. With this loan she will buy a pig and feed for all her animals. Her goal is to have a beauty parlor so she can pursue career.

Señora Narcisa T. lives in the Virgen del Bronce neighborhood. She is 44 years old, married and has 3 children ages 22, 18 and 13. Her oldest daughter works as a seamstress, her second daughter is a university student and her youngest daughter is in high school. Her husband works as a craftsman and because of their joint work efforts they are building their own house. Doña Narcisa is also an artisan and makes bases for flowers and has a flower shop. She arranges rooms for all types of social events such as weddings, birthdays, etc. She works everyday and doesn't have a fixed schedule. This is her sixth loan with the communal bank. The loans have been a big help to her business. With this loan she will buy materials to make flower arrangements. Her goal is to finish her house.
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El Banco comunal Virgen de Bronce está formado por 11 socias, son mujeres con mucho sentido del humor que luchan día a día para ofrecerles a sus familias un mejor porvenir. Viven por el sector de la Virgen del Bronce en la ciudad de Cuenca, esta ciudad es conocida por su belleza natural, su centro histórico, su gente y su gastronomía.

La Señorita Sonia B. vive por el sector de la Virgen del Bronce, este es el tercer crédito que realiza y tiene una muy buena amistad con todas las socias de la banca comunal. Nuestra socia tiene 31 años de edad es soltera y tiene una niña de un año y nueve meses, vive en casa de sus padres los que tienen casa propia.
La Señorita. Sonia es estilista pero por el momento no ejerce su profeción, se dedica hace 3 años a la cría de cerdos, ella compra cerdos, los cría un tiempo y luego los vende. Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de un cerdo y el alimento para todos sus animales.

Su meta es llegar a tener su gabinete de belleza para ejercer su carrera.

La Señora Narcisa T. vive por el sector de la Virgen del Bronce, tiene de 44 años, es casada y tiene 3 hijos de 22, 18, 13 años de edad. Su primera hija es modista y trabaja, su segunda hija estudia en la universidad y su última hija en el colegio, su esposo es de profesión artesano, gracias al trabajo conyugal están construyendo su casa propia.
Doña Narcisa es artesana y se dedica a la elaboración de bases para flores y cuenta con una floristería, arreglan los salones para todo tipo de evento social como matrimonios, cumpleaños etc., labora en su negocio de domingo a domingo sin tener un horario fijo. Este es el sexto crédito que realiza en la banca comunal, los cuales le han servido mucho en su negocio. El nuevo crédito lo va invertir en la compra de materia prima para realizar sus arreglos florales.

Su meta es terminar su casa.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 28
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,742,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Virgen De Bronce (Cuenca) Group's $3,850 loan helped a member to purchase a hog and feed for all the animals. Also, to purchase flowers, pots, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 17, 2010
Sep 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011