A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy clay.


Racar Bajo (Cuenca) Group's story

The Racar Bajo communal bank has five female and three male members who work making bricks and tiles. They have learned this artisanal job from their parents and now they continue with this work so as not to abandon this traditional job. They live in the community of Racar in Cuenca. This place is known for the beauty of its landscapes and its warm and friendly people who work in the art of making bricks and tiles. Many also work in the city in various activities.

One of the members of this group is Aída. She is 46 years old and in her marriage she has had five children, ages, 28, 23, 20, 17, and 14. Her oldest child is married and independent. Her second child studies in the university. Her third child studies in a beauty academy. Her four child works and studies in a distance high school. And her youngest child studies in a school in the city. Her husband is not in the country; he has migrated in search of a better job to be able to get his family ahead. The house in which she lives is her own property.

Aída works making bricks and tiles. She has been doing this work for 30 years, having learned it from her parents. In her home they work raising chickens, guinea pigs, and pigs. She also works in agriculture; what she grows is only for her consumption.

She's going to use the money from her loan to buy clay to continue with her brick and tile factory.

Her objective is to grow in her brick factory.

In this group: Zoila Paulina, Delia Elizabeth, Julio Santiago, Milton Patricio , Mayra Liliana, Segundo Gerardo, Aida María, Guadalupe Del Rocio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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