A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy animal feed.


Sector Los Olivos (Cuenca) Group's story

The “Sector Los Olivos” (Olive Tree Sector) communal bank has ten female and one male member who live in sectors adjacent to Turi Parish which is in the south of the city of Cuenca and is notable because of its scenery, its culture and crafts and for its native architecture. Its residents are merchants, raise animals and farm. The members are tenacious, hardworking people who see obstacles as challenges to overcome and continue forward. They preserve the culture and traditions of their parents. They are kind, pleasant people who are very warmhearted.

One of the members of this group is Rosa Inés. She’s 50 years old, married and has three children who are all adults. Two of her children are married and live independently and her youngest daughter who attends a university in the city also works to cover her expenses. Her husband works as a carpenter and the house they live in is theirs.

Rosa Inés has been farming for the last 20 years; she plants and buys vegetables to sell in a market in the city. She also raises pigs, guinea pigs, chickens and ducks.

She’s been a member of the communal bank for four years and will use her loan to buy animal feed. Her goal is to grow in her businesses.

In this group: Rosa Inés, Angelica María, Jessica Elizabeh , Luisa Del Carmen, María Dolores, Elvia De Jesús, Flor Del Pilar, William Geovanny, María Teresa, Nancy Lorena, María Angelita

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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