A loan of $4,400 helped a member to buy seeds, manure and fertilizers.


Entrada A Chunazaca (Nabón) Group's story

The communal bank "Entrada a Chunazaca" is made up of eleven women members and one man, most of whom work in agriculture and livestock, working in the fields. Several of them go to the city on a daily basis to work in different activities. They are friendly, responsible, and charismatic people, who live in the surroundings of the Nabón Canton, in the province of Azuay. This area has a cool climate, and has beautiful countryside where you can see nature in all its splendor. The people are friendly and warm, and keep up the culture and traditions of their villages.

One of the members of this group is Señora Silvia. This is her second loan with the communal bank, to which she was invited to by a friend.

She is 23 years old and married, with a year-old baby from this marriage. Her husband works in construction. They do not have their own home, so they live in her mom's house, where they share the household expenses. Señora Silvia works doing her household chores and in agriculture. Her harvest is for sale and also for her own consumption. She raises and sells cattle, sheep, pigs, ducks and guinea pigs.

She will invest the money from the loan to prepare and cultivate her fields. She will purchase seeds, manure, and fertilizers.

Her goal is to have more cattle.

The two children in the photo are children of two of the members.

In this group: Rosa Esperanza, María Agripina, Blanca Licinda, Lidia Jacqueline, Virginia Orlanda, Digna Yolanda, Silvia Rocio, José Alfredo, Nancy Graciela, Martha Isabel, Martha Maribel, María Baleriana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack


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