A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy the rights to drinking water.

El Control (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank El Control is made up of 9 united and responsible women who work in different activities which have allowed them to improve their economic situation. They live in the Turi parish, which is characterized by being the viewpoint over the city of Cuenca and is well-visited by both locals and foreigners. The people of this parish work in commerce, agriculture, and animal husbandry.

Mrs. Laura Azucena Gómez lives in the Punta Corral sector and this is her first loan in the communal bank after being invited by a neighbour. She is 34 years old, married, and has 2 children aged 9 and 6 years who study at the city's primary school. He husband is an industrial mechanic. They don't have their own house which is why they live in her father's house and share the expenses with him. Laura raises ducks and washes clothes in various houses on different days of the week. She is going to use the money from her loan to buy the right to potable water for her home. Her goal is for her husband to have his own workshop to work in.

Mrs. Transito de los Angeles Gómez lives in the community of Punta Corral belonging to the Turi parish. She is 40 years old, married with 3 children aged 20, 18, and 15. Her oldest son is married and lives independantly, her second oldest son studies and works, and her youngest daughter studies at beauty school. Her husband works in construction and is a master bricklayer. With both of their work they have managed to build their own house. This member does the household chores and raises chickens and pigs, an activity which she carries out at home. This is the first loan she has requested in her communal bank and she is going to invest it in the purchase of rights to potable water, which is lacking in her home. Her goal is to have a home-based business.

In this group: Alcira Soledad, Trancito De Los Angeles, Luisa Esperanza, Laura Azucena, Sandra Beatriz, María Julia, Miriam Adriana, Clara Florinda, Claudia Elizabeth

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa C

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