A loan of $4,675 helped a member to buy chickens.

Futuro Para Un Bienestar (Cuenca) Group's story

The Futuro Para un Bienestar [Future for Wellbeing] community bank is made up of 11 women and one man who are responsible and friendly people who fight in their jobs to improve their household finances and seek a better future. They live in different places in the city of Cuenca. This city has a lot of tourist attractions to visit and a delicious cuisine.

María Carmita S. lives in the area of San Pedro del Cebollar in the city of Cuenca. She is 38 years old, married and has 2 children, aged 8 and 4. Her oldest son goes to a neighborhood school. Her husband is a construction worker. They don't own their own home, and they rent.

María takes in laundry. She has been doing this activity for a year and she also cleans houses.

Maria is on her fourth loan in the community bank. She was invited to join by her sister. She will invest the money from the loan in buying chickens to start a business.

Her dream is to have her own house.

On this occasion, children of the members accompany us in the photo.

In this group: María Concepción, María Beatriz, María Narcisa, Blanca Elena, Tania Anabella, Soraya De Lourdes, María Luisa, Norman Hernan, Julia María, María Carmita, María Clara, Miriam Gricelda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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