A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy pigs.

Tierra Fértil (Cuenca) Group's story

The “Tierra Fértil” (Fertile Ground) communal bank has ten members who live in Valle Parrish located in the southeast part of the city of Cuenca. It has a cold climate and several places to apt for family outings. Its residents raise animals, farm and are merchants; many of them go out to work in various jobs in the city to cover household expenses. They are kind, pleasant people who preserve the culture and traditions of their peoples.

One of this group’s members is Aída, 62. She’s married and has five children who are all adults now. Three of her children are married and live on their own, one is a university graduate and the youngest is attending university. Her husband works as a caretaker and the house she lives in is hers.

Aída does household chores and cares for her grandchildren. She also raises pigs and cows at home to sell and also works in agriculture but her crops are only for home consumption.

She’s been a member of the communal bank for four and a half years and will use her new loan to buy pigs. Her dream is to have a home-based store.

In this group: Aida Elena, Juana Catalina, Luz Angelita, Jeanneth Maribel, Delia Florencia, María Teresa, Mónica Cecilia, Alexandra Patricia, María Cristina, Rosa Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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