A loan of $3,700 helped a member buy flour, butter, eggs, etc/Buy tables and chairs.


Futuro Para Un Bienestar (Cuenca) Group's story

The Future for Welfare Community Bank consists of 10 women and 1 man, who are very happy. Working in different activities, they struggle everyday to improve the economy of their homes. They live in different parts of the city of Cuenca, known for its beautiful historic center, the same that was designated in December 1999 as Cultural Heritage of Humankind. Mrs. Luisa C. lives on El Tablón en Monay district. This is her first loan and she was invited by a neighbor. She owns a bakery for about a year now, where she works 7 days a week. She learned to make bread by taking a bakery course; even before owning her bakery, Luisa already worked as a baker. Mrs. Luisa is 37 years old, married and has 3 children, 16, 14 and 11 years old. Her first two daughters attend high school and her youngest daughter attends school. Her husband helps at the bakery and together they have managed to build their own house. The loan is going to be used to purchase flour, butter and other ingredients for Luisa’s bakery. Her goal is to become a professional baker and leave the country to work in this area. Mrs. María Y. lives in the district of San José de Balzay, in the city of Cuenca. She is 30 years old, married and has 4 children. Her 3 oldest children attend a school in the city. Her husband works at a workshop, doing bodyworks. They don’t have house of their own, so they live in a relative’s house. Mrs. María works at a diner for a year, which she owns. She works from Monday to Saturday, from 9 am to 8 pm. This is the first loan she does in the Community Bank; she was invited by a friend. This loan is going to be used in the purchase of tables and chairs. Her biggest dream is to have her own house.

In this group: María Consepcion, María Beatriz, María Narcisa, Blanca Elena, Tanya Anabella, Dolores Del Rocio, Luisa Magdalena, Norman Hernan, María Carmita, María Clara , Liz Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Paula Faria


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