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Arco Iris  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Mariana De Jesús, Nancy Patricia, Marcia Breatriz, Carmen, Lourdes Esperanza, María Isabel, Miriam Alexandra, Perla Estela, Humberto Samuel, Gladys Beatriz, Nancy Cristina, Hilda Narcisa, Ligia Narcisa*, Mayra Esperanza*
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Update on Arco Iris (Cuenca) Group

The community bank Arco Iris (Rainbow) is comprised of 13 women members and 1 man who live in the outskirts of the parish of Turi in Cuenca. This parish is often visited as it has a city overlook where you can observe the splendor of almost the whole city. It also has a beautiful church and places to enjoy the gastronomy and culture of the city. The people, like our members, are friendly, kind, and good humored and have a common goal which is to help their families to get ahead and to offer them a better future. They work in different fields such as agriculture, livestock raising, and business, and they maintain the culture and traditions of their people.
One of the members of this group is Perla. This is her third loan with the Arco Iris community bank and she likes the bank for the fellowship, unity, and good humor of the group members and for the loans that help her to improve and grow her business. She is 31 years old, married, and has two children who are 12 and 8 years old. Her husband is a teacher and the house they live in is their own.
Perla works in informal business selling costume jewelry and sandals. She works alone on market days without a fixed timetable. This activity enables her to have her own income and helps to improve the stability of the home and, at the same time, helps her to care for her family.
She used her last loan to buy merchandise for her business so she could make better profits. She will use her new loan to buy new models of sandals and more jewelry as, little by little, her business is growing and this fills her with satisfaction.
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El banco comunal Arco Iris está formado por 13 socias y 1 socio quienes viven por los alrededores de la parroquia de Turi en Cuenca, esta parroquia es muy visitada ya que es el mirador de la ciudad en donde se puede observar el esplendor de casi toda las ciudad, cuenta con una hermosa iglesia, varios lugares para disfrutar de su gastronomía y su cultura. Su gente al igual que las socias son personas amables, gentiles y de buen humor, que tienen un objetivo en común el cual es sacar adelante a sus familias y brindarles un mejor futuro, trabajan en diferentes campos como es la agricultura, crianza de animales y comercio, aun mantienen la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Perla, está en su tercer crédito que realiza en el banco comunal Arco Iris, propiedad le gusta la banca comunal por todo ese compañerismo, unión y buen humor que tienen sus compañeras del grupo, los créditos le ayudan a mejorar y crecer en su negocio.
Tiene 31 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 2 hijos de 12 y 8 años de edad. Su esposo es profesor, la casa en la que vive es propia.

Doña Perla se dedica al comercio informal de bisutería y sandalias, trabaja solo los días de ferias sin un horario fijo, esta actividad le permite tener sus propios ingresos, ayudar a mejorar la estabilidad de su hogar y a su vez cuidar de su familia.

Su crédito anterior lo invirtió en la compra de mercadería para su negocio del cual obtuvo buenas ganancias. Su nuevo crédito va a invertir en la compra de nuevos modelos de sandalias y más bisutería porque poco a poco está creciendo en su negocio lo que le llena de satisfacción.

Previous Loan Details

The communal bank “Arco Iris” [Rainbow] is made up of 11 women members and one man, who live in the community of 3 Marías in the parish of Turi in Cuenca. This area is known as the city’s overlook, as from there one can admire a large part of the city of Cuenca. Its people are very hardworking ... More from Arco Iris (Cuenca) Group's previous loan »

Additional Information

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

This is a Group Loan

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About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 72
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $25,587,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Arco Iris (Cuenca) Group's $6,550 loan helped a member to buy sandals and costume jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Jun 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Arco Iris (Cuenca) Group. It was first posted on Kiva on Dec, 2012. Learn More