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Zhidmad  (Cuenca) Group
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Update on Zhidmad (Cuenca) Group

Zhidmad is a communal bank that is made up of 8 women who are fiends and neighbors in the same community. They live in the Zhidmad parish in Cuenca. It is surrounded by a lot of vegetation and there you can appreciate and enjoy peace outside the city. Its people, like all of the members of this communal bank, keep the flame of their culture and traditions alive. They do work like raising animals, farming and also work as merchants. Some of them go to the city every day to do different economic activities. All of these women have something in common, and that is the wish to get ahead.

All of the members of this communal bank are taking out loans again because they were able to make good earnings with the previous loans,. They were able to improve their economic situation and had no problem with the payments and made them on time.

One of the members of this group is Luz Marlene. She is 22, married and has a 3 year old daughter. Her husband works every day in construction as a bricklayer. They do not own their own home and live in her grandmother's house. They share household expenses with her and keep her company.

Luz Marlene takes care of her home, and since she lives in the country, she raises cattle and sells their milk. She also raises pigs, chickens and guinea pigs. She also farms and what she produces is just for household consumption.

She will invest the new loan in buying chickens and feed for all of her animals.

Her goal is to build her own home.
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Zhidmad es un banco comunal que está constituido por 8 mujeres quienes son amigas y vecinas de una misma comunidad, viven en la parroquia de Zhidmad en Cuenca, lugar que se encuentra rodeado de mucha vegetación donde se puede apreciar y disfrutar la tranquilidad fuera de la ciudad. Su gente al igual que todas las socias de este banco comunal aun mantiene viva la llama de su cultura y tradiciones, se dedican a las tareas del campo como la crianza de animales, agricultura y también al comercio, algunos salen diariamente a la ciudad a ejercer diferentes actividades económicas. Todas estas mujeres tienen algo en común que es su deseo de superación.

Todas las socias de este banco comunal están repitiendo sus créditos ya que con los créditos anteriores obtuvieron muy buenas ganancias con las cuales pudieron mejorar su situación económica, en los pagos no tuvieron ningún problema ya que los realizaron en las fechas indicadas.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Luz Marlene, tiene 22 años de edad, es casada y ha concebido una hija de 3 años de edad. Su esposo labora diariamente en el área de la construcción como albañil, no tienen casa propia por lo que viven en la casa de su abuelita con quien comparte los gastos del hogar y a su vez le hace compañía.

La Señora Luz Marlene se dedica a los quehaceres de su hogar y como vive por el campo se dedica a la crianza de ganado del cual vende la leche. También cría cerdos, pollos y cuyes, trabaja en la agricultura y lo que produce es solo para el consumo de su hogar.

Su nuevo crédito lo va a invertir en la compra de pollos y alimento para todos sus animales.

Su meta es construir su casa propia.

Previous Loan Details

The 'Zhidmad' community bank has eight members who all live in Zhidmad parish, Cuenca. This city is surrounded by mountains which give it a picturesque setting where people can enjoy nature. The locals maintain the traditions of their ancestors. Our members raise livestock and farm. They often... More from Zhidmad (Cuenca) Group's previous loan »

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 42
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,686,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zhidmad (Cuenca) Group's $3,850 loan helped a member to buy chickens and feed for animals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 8, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013