A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy chickens and chicken feed.

San Miguel (Cuenca) Group's story

The community bank San Miguel is comprised of 8 women who are neighbors and friends and live in the community which is part of the Del Valle parish. The parish has a cold climate. The people work in commerce, raising animals, and agriculture, and many also work at different jobs in the city. The people maintain their culture and their traditions. They are very nice people like these community bank members who are friendly and charismatic and always have a smile to give.
One of the group members is Mariana. Mariana lives in the area next to the Del Valle parish and has been a member of the community bank for 7 years.
She is 30 years old, married, and has 3 children who are 12 years old, 3 years old, and the youngest is 4 moths old. Her oldest daughter is studying at the high school in the city. Her husband works as a bricklayer and is also a cabinetmaker. The house that they live in belongs to them and is the product of their joint work.
Mariana works caring for her daughters who are still very small and, while she is at home, she also raises pigs and chickens which she sells in the community.
She will use her new loan to buy chickens and chicken feed.
Her goal is to finish building their house as it still lacks the finishes.

In this group: Clara Elvira, Rosa, María Esther, Digna Esperanza, Mariana De Jesús, Enma Soledad, Mercy Viviana, Rosa Aurora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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