A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy windows for her house.

Trinidad (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Trinidad has 12 members who work in different areas which allows them to improve their financial situations. They are known to be trustworthy, friendly and charismatic. They live in the surrounding areas of the parish Turi in Cuenca. This parish is known as the lookout point for the city of Cuenca since from here you can admire a large part of the city. The people work in handicrafts, trade, breeding animals and agriculture, while maintaining the culture and traditions of their people.

One of the members of the group is Rosa Clementina. This is her second loan through the communal bank.

She is 40 years old, married and through her marriage she has a 22 year old son who is a student and also works. Her husband works in a carpenter shop, and they live in their own house.

Rosa Clementina works as a housewife and as she spends most of her time at home, she raises and sells pigs and chickens. Also she works in agriculture, having a tomato garden.

The money from the loan is to be used to buy windows for her home.

Her dream is to have her own business such as a restaurant.

In this group: Rosa Amelia, María Carmen, Rosa María, Ana Lucia, Rosa Clementina, María Transito, María Dolores, María Luzmila, Ana Lucia, Zoila Cecilia*, María Presentacion, Celia Angelita
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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