A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy guinea pigs and chicken.

Sector 3 Esquinas (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Sector 3 Esquinas is made up of seven female members who work in the field. They inherited this work from their parents and it now allows them to contribute to the finances of their home. They also maintain the culture and traditions of their ancestors and are characterized by being kind people with a warm heart. They live in the neighboring communities of the canton of Nabon (Cuenca). This area has a cold climate and its people make a living farming, raising animals, and its young people work in the city of Cuena doing different kinds of work.

One of the members of this group is Rosita Mercedes. She is 36 years old and married, and as a fruit of her married life, she has conceived 4 children of the ages 13, 11, 9, and 5. Her first two children study in secondary school and her last two children in primary school. Her husband works as a bricklayer and the home in which they live is their own.

Mrs. Rosita Mercedes makes a living taking care of her children and as she is home she raises and sells animals like chicken, sheep, and guinea pigs. She also works her land where she plants vegetables and greens which she sells in her community or in the market.

This is her first loan with the communal bank and she will invest it in the purchase of guinea pigs and chicken.

Her goal is to have a large chicken farm to sell in the poultry stores of the city.

In this group: Sonia María, Janeth Lucia, Rosita Mercedes, Rosa Mercedes, Julia Lucrecia, María Etelvina De Jesús, Julia Imelda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Birk

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