A loan of $3,425 helped a member purchase pigs, chickens and guinea pigs.


El Aguacate (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank El Aguacate is made up of 7 women and 2 men who live in the Monay neighborhood in the city of Cuenca. This city is frequently visited for its architectural beauty, its people and its traditions. The city's traditional cuisine delights the palates of residents and visitors alike. Its people are friendly and maintain their customs and traditions. Our members are hard-working people that strive daily to provide for their families. They all work in different activities in the city of Cuenca.

One of these members is Señora Mercedes. She lives in the Monay neighborhood and this is her fourth loan with the communal bank.

She is 63 years old, married and the fruit of their conjugal union has brought them 5 children who are now adults. Four of them are married and independent and one works and helps them financially. Her husband helps around the house. Their house is their own and is the result of their effort and hard work when they were young.

Doña Mercedes raises animals such as pigs, chickens and guinea pigs. She also works in agriculture and what she grows is for their consumption and to sell.

With this new loan she will buy pigs, chickens and guinea pigs.

Her goal is to have more animals to raise and sell.

In this group: Martha Braulia, Irma Eulalia*, Rosa Paulina, Deyvis Jhonatan, María Guadalupe, Mercedes María, Wilson Ivan, Consuelo Balvina, Ana María
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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