A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy a cooker and a tent.


Yanuncay (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Yanuncay is comprised of 11 members who are, mainly, family and friends. They work in commerce and crafts, and are kind, gentle people who maintain the culture and traditions of their villages. They live in a beautiful sector of the city of Cuenca, a city which is visited for its gastronomic variety, natural beauty and cultural and architectural richness, that win the heart of visitors.

One of the members of this group is Jackeline del Cisne, who lives in the Fátima neighborhood of the city of Cuenca. She is 43, married and has three children, ages 20, 13 and 11. Her eldest daughter studies at the university, her second son is in junior high and the youngest son goes to a school in the city. Her husband is as professional driver and works in his own taxi business.

Jackeline del Cisne is a homemaker and takes care of the household, and also works at her mother-in-law's restaurant, where she has been for 15 years, working Monday through Friday, all day. She also works independently on weekends, selling food for all kinds of parties.

The member has been in the communal bank for two years and her new loan will be used to buy a cooker and tent to sell her products.

Her dream is that her children become professionals.

The small picture is of a member who was not present for the group photo.

In this group: Liliana Angelita, Sonia Narcisa, María Del Carmen, Janeth Jakeline, Raquel Adriana*, Jaqueline Del Cisne, Andrea Jaqueline, Rosenda Guadalupe, Patricia Del Rocio, María Angelita, Norma Patricia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess


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