A loan of $5,100 helped a member to buy pigs, chickens, guinea pigs and feed for animals.

Patacocha (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Patococha is made up of two male members and ten female members who live in the parish of Victoria del Portete in Cuenca. This place features vast plains and is surrounded by mountains. Its architecture is a mix of the natural and the ancient. The populace keeps the culture and traditions of their villages alive, and the food is quite varied. The main economic activities are livestock and livestock, and many people work in the city in different activities.

One of the members of this group is María Gricelda. She is 53 years old and divorced, but has 6 children from her marriage. Five of her children are married and living independently, and her only child who is still single is studying in the city university and lives in his own home.

Maria Gricelda is dedicated to farm work, animal husbandry and agriculture. At the moment she is doing very well, and her work is allowing her to improve her economic stablity at home and to help her children.

She will use her loan to invest in the purchase of pigs, chickens, guinea pigs and feed for her animals. She likes the lending group because she can count on the support of the other members in a difficult time.

In this group: Claudina Janeth, Angelica Fernanda, Jeniffer Alexandra, María Gricelda, Narcisa Del Rocio, Aida Isabel, Julio Blas, Wilmer Santiago, Johmayra Isabel, Mónica Esperanza, Tania Noemi, María Rufina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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