A loan of $2,925 helped a member to purchase shoes.

Las Aurelianas (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank "Las Aurelianas" is made up of 7 women and a man, and they live in the city of Cuenca. This is a cold climate city which is known for its natural beauty and architecture. There is a great variety of traditional recipes and its people is kind and they maintain their culture and traditions. The members are very kind and happy people who work in various activities. It helps them to contribute to their household economies and to support their families.

One of the members is Patricia. She lives in the city of Cuenca. She is 33 years old, married, and from her relationship she conceived 2 children. They are 8 and 5 years old and they attend school in the city. Her husband is a vendor by profession. They don't own a house of their own so they live in a family house.

Patricia takes care of the household work given that her children are still small. But this loan is the first that she accesses with her communal bank and she will invest it in the purchase of shoes, to start up a business.

Her goal is to implement her business and to make the business grow.

In this group: María Augusta, Rosy María, Mayra Alejandra, Jonnathan Pablo, Cecilia Del Pilar, Patricia Elizabeth, Gloria Beatriz, Lucero Estefania

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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