A loan of $3,825 helped a member to build a chicken coup.

Maluay De Curiquinga (Cuenca) Group's story

“Maluay de Curiquinga” is a communal bank made up of 10 women who live in the Parroquia del Valle surrounding area, located in the southeast part of the city of Cuenca. It’s one of the most important parishes in the area. Its people build homes and have small businesses. It’s a center for manual labor for area. The people here, just like our members, maintain their culture and traditions and are friendly, sincere people who sacrifice for the common good and to provide their families a better future.

María Sandra is one of the members. She’s 40 years old, married and has seven children. Three of them attend a local school, one is in a small school. Her two youngest are still at home. Her husband works as a mason and they live in a home of their own, which they themselves built.

María Sandra works as a laborer when she is needed and also raises pigs and Guinea pigs in her home. Raising these animals is quick and she can sell them easily. She also raises crops for personal consumption.

She will use the money from this loan to buy building materials so that she can build a chicken coup. Her goal is to have many chickens to raise.

In this group: María Sandra, María Eugenia, Teresa De Jesús, Janneth María, Narciza Jesús, Carmen Isabel, Patricia Piedad*, María Trancito, María Eulalia, Rosa Aurora
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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