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Total loan: $2,050
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Entrada A Chunazaca (Cuenca) Group

Ecuador
Cuenca, Ecuador / Animal Sales

A loan of $2,050 helped a member to buy guinea pigs and chickens.


Entrada A Chunazaca (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Entrada a Chuazan is comprised of 10 women who look for a way to bring more economic stability to their families through their daily work. They live in the surrounding areas of the canton of Nabon, a canton with a cold climate where the majority of people work in agriculture and raise animals. Many people find various jobs in the city such as in construction. The people are humble and maintain their culture. Señora María M. lives in the community of Guantogloma which belongs to the canton of Nabon. She is 56 years old, married and has 6 children. 5 are adults and married, her youngest child studies in high school. Her husband works as a farm laborer and with their hard work they have managed to build their own house. María works as a farm laborer on her own and others' land where she plants vegetables. She also raises guinea pigs, chickens, pigs, and cows - animals which she sells when she has economic need. This is the second loan that she has asked for from the communal bank and she likes that she already has very good friends in the bank. She is going to invest her new loan in the purchase of guinea pigs and chickens. Her goal is to have more animals.

Señora Lidia C. lives in the community of Guantogloma which belongs to the canton of Nabon. This is the second loan she has asked for from the communal bank. She is in charge of the household chores and takes advantage of her time to raise guinea pigs, chickens, pigs, and sheep which she sells in her community. Lidia is a young woman of 24, married with 3 children of 8, 6, and 4 years of age who study at one of the community's schools. Her husband works as a farm laborer. They don't have their own house and for that reason they live in the house of several heirs. She is going to invest her new loan in the purchase of guinea pigs and chickens. Her dream is to have her own house.

In this group: Lidia Jacqueline, Nieves Lastenia*, Sonia María, Rosa Esperanza, Enma Lucinda, Rosa Carmen, María Delfina De Jesús, María Agripina, María Baleriana, Rosa Amelia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa C


Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: October 27, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación ESPOIR

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Loan details

Loan length:

7 months
Disbursed date: October 27, 2010
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación ESPOIR