A loan of $4,100 helped a member to buy chickens.

Zhullin (Azogues) Group's story

The Communal Bank “Zhullin” consists of 11 members who live outside of the city of Azogues. This city is known for its cold weather. The topography makes this place unique since the entire city is situated on an incline. The traditional cuisine captivates the palates of both locals and foreigners. The people are friendly, kind, and warm-hearted. They work in different business activites such as crafts, trade, livestock breeding, and agriculture. In addition, they are known for keeping their culture and traditions alive.

One of the members of this group is Sra. Gloria. She is 30 years old, married, and has five children (ages 13, 11, 9, 6, and 1). Her oldest child is in high school and three of her children attend elementary school in the city. Her husband works in the construction sector as a bricklayer. The house in which they live was built as a result of sacrifices they have made in their marriage.

Gloria devotes her time to the household chores and to looking after her children. This is her first loan with the Communal Bank and she will invest the funds in the purchase of chickens so that she can start a business that will enable her to provide for the household finances. Her goal is to grow the business that she is about to start.

The smaller photo is that of a member who was not present when the group photograph was taken.

In this group: Verónica De La Nube, María Angelita, Blanca Mariana, Luz Margarita, Cruz Magdalena, Gloria Clementina, María Eulalia*, Ruth Valeria, Elianora Gladys, Marjorie Marisela, Martha Narcisa
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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