A loan of $4,800 helped a member to buy pigs.

Trinidad (Cuenca) Group's story

The 'Trinidad' community bank is made up of 13 women who are friends and neighbors. They are kind, charismatic, tenacious and hard working. They all work in different business activities which allow them to contribute to their households financially and get their families ahead in life. They live in Turi parish which receives a lot of visitors because it is a viewpoint for the city of Cuenca. The locals work in sales, farming and livestock raising.

One of the members of this bank is Cecilia who lives on the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. She is 28 years old, married, and has two children from her marriage. They are 10 and 5 and attend a school in the city. Her husband works in construction. They own the house in which they live.

Our member works raising pigs and chickens which she sells in the city. She also works as a domestic employee. She does this work from 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday.

The community bank are on their fourth loan and Cecilia will invest her money in buying pigs. Her goal is to finish her house.

The children who appear in the photo belong to some of the bank members.

In this group: Rosa Amelia, María Carmen, Daniela Alexandra, Rosa María, Ana Lucia, Rosa Clementina, María Transito, María Dolores, María Luzmila, Ana Lucia, Zoila Cecilia, María Presentación, Celia Angelita

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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