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A loan of $3,650 helped a member to purchase fruits and vegetables.

Family (Cuenca) Group's story

The credit group Family is made up of eight members: one man and seven women. They work different jobs, but each one gives them the opportunity to improve their financial stability and ensure that their families get ahead. They are very hard working and kind people, who are always keep their sense of humor and the culture and traditions passed down to them by their parents. They live in the city of Cuenca, which is surrounded by rivers and mountains. It has a cold climate, and downtown Cuenca is a mix of modern and colonial architecture.

Ana is one of the members of this group. She is married, 35 years old, and has no children. Her husband works as a bricklayer. They do not have their own home; they rent.

Ana works selling fruits and vegetables, which she has done going on 10 years. She works Monday through Saturday, with no fixed schedule. She has her own stand in a market in the city. Her new loan will be used to purchase fruits and vegetables so she can continue to grow her business.

Her dream is to one day have her own home.

In the group photo, the small picture at the bottom is of a member who could not be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: María Rosario, Icela María, María Eugenia, Yoni Alexandra, Diana Esthela, Ana Lucia, Johana Priscila, Franklin Patricio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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