A loan of $4,850 helped a member to buy pigs.

El Control (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank El Control comprises 10 members who live in a community in Turi parish in Cuenca. It is known as the viewpoint because from the highest part you can see most of the city of Cuenca. The residents raise livestock, farm, and work in businesses; many of them work in the city at various activities. Our members are kind, charming, and hardworking people, who are always seeking more household income to support their families, while maintaining their culture and traditions.

Carmita, one of the group members, lives in Punta Corral on the outskirts of Cuenca. She is 41 years old, married, and has 8 children from her marriage. Two of the children are married; two work and help her financially; and the youngest four children attend school in the city. Her husband is a security guard. They do not have their own home, so they live with other family members.

Carmita takes care of the house, since her children are still young and need her care. She raises guinea pigs at home. She has been a member of the communal bank for two years. She will use this loan to buy pigs to get started raising and selling these animals. Her goal is to grow this business.

In this group: Alcira Soledad, Trancito De Los Angeles, Luisa Esperanza, Claudia Eliuzabeth, Miriam Adriana, María Julia, Jaime Alfredo, Ana María, Mariana Dejesús, Carmita Del Rocio

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