A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy guinea pigs, chicks, pigs and animal feed.

Sin Límites (Cuenca) Group's story

The “Sin Límites” (No Limits) communal bank has 9 female members and one male member who live in different places in the city of Cuenca and have formed a group because they are acquaintances and family members. They are noted for being very hardworking, enterprising women who work daily to improve their homes’ economic conditions. They live in the city of Cuenca which has been a Cultural Heritage of Humanity since 1999. It’s a city with a cold climate but its residents are warmhearted. The city’s architecture is a mixture of colonial and modern and the people still preserve their culture and traditions.

One of the group members is Sandra, 28. She’s married and has two children who are 4 years and 1 year old. Her husband is a driver by profession and works driving a city bus. They own their house.

Sandra raises guinea pigs, chickens and pigs to sell and also works in agriculture but what she grows is only for household consumption. This work gives her time to spend at home caring for her family.

This is the first loan she’s taken with the communal bank and she will use it to buy guinea pigs, chicks, pigs and animal feed. Her goal is to enlarge her house.

In this group: María Rosa Amable, María Fabiola, Carmen Del Pilar*, Angelica María, Cecilia Patricia, Sandra Rosario, Segundo Efrain, Valeria Alexandra, Fabiola Marisol, Catalina Elizabeth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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