A loan of $5,400 helped a member to purchase seeds and animals.

Pauteñitas (Paute) Group's story

The communal bank Las Pauteñitas comprises nine female members and one male. They live in different areas within the canton of Paute, which has a temperate climate and where a great variety of fruits are grown. The land is propicious for flower plantations. Its people also raise animals, farm, and trade. Our members are hospitable and hard-working people who work performing different activities, which allow them to be independent and financially solvent, as well as to get ahead with their families and offer their children a better future.

Miriam is one of the members of this group. She is 49 years old and married. She conceived five children from her marriage. Two of them are married and live independently, and her three unmarried children work and help her financially. Her husband is a shoemaker. She doesn't own a home, which is why she lives on a ranch, which she takes care of.

Miriam is a homemaker and for the past 12 years she has also worked taking care of a ranch. She raises guinea pigs, chickens, pigs, and cattle, which she sells in Paute. She also farms, and what she produces is for consumption and for sale.

This is her third loan with the communal bank, and she is going to invest it in purchasing seeds for agriculture and more animals to raise.

Her goal is to purchase her own piece of land.

The small picture shows a member who could not be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: Digna Rosario, Jessica Eva, Andrea Paulina, Miriam Leonor, Digna Isabel, Blanca Rosario, Gloria Ines, Diana Marlene, Martha Noemi, Alex Wilfrido

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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