A loan of $3,600 helped a member comprar pollos.


Mujeres De Esperanza (Cuenca) Group's story

Mujeres de Esperanza (Women of Hope) is a group composed of 8 members who live in the outskirts of Baños en Cuenca, a hamlet greatly visited for its thermal waters, its typical gastronomy and its different tourist attractions. Its inhabitants are kind and gentle, and with a great charisma just like the members of this Communal Bank, who work hard to improve their economic stability ad provide for their families. Many of them are retailers, some engage in animal breeding and some are employees in private companies.

Rosa Nieves is one of the members of this group. She has been a member of Mujeres de Esperanza for 7 months and she is now working her second cycle. She is 36 years old she is separated from her husband but she has 5 children with him, aged 17, 13, 11, 6 and 2 months. Her eldest child has a job and he economically supports her while going to school in the evenings; her second and third child go to high school and her fourth child attends a small school of their community. She does not have a house of her own, so she has to rent the one she lives in.

Rosa Nieves has been selling cosmetics by catalogue for one year, on top of breeding chickens in her house to sell them either live or butchered.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy chickens, as this selling activity in going very well for her.

She dreams of having a house of her own.

In this group: María Orfelina, Jessica Viviana, Rosa Ines, Ligia Judith*, Maria Dolores, Leonor De Jesús, Rosa Nieves, Carmen Cecilia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa


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