A loan of $5,025 helped a member to purchase a printer.

El Cruce Hacia El Futuro (Cuenca) Group's story

The El Cruce Hacia El Futuro community bank is made up of eight women who live in the outskirts of the Sinincay parish in Cuenca. The area enjoys green fields and a church that professes the religion of its population. The people also maintain the culture and traditions of their ancestors. Their sources of income are agriculture, raising animals, commerce, and many go to the city every day to work in different professions. All of the kinds of work that they do give them the opportunity to improve the stability of their households so that they can provide their children with a better future.

One of the members of the group is Jenny, who has been a member for six years. She is 26 years old, married, and has no children. Her husband works as a public employee. She does not have her own home because she lives with her in-laws, with whom they share the household expenses.

Jenny has had her own business for five years. It is a copy center where she also covers theses, sells stationary items, and sells candy. She works at her business from Monday to Saturday from 8:00am until 10:00pm. In her home, she works raising and selling guinea pigs.

She will use the money from the loan to purchase a printer. Her goal is to finish building her home.

The small photos are of two group members who were not able to be present when they took the group photo.

In this group: Elsa Gladys, Jenny Elizabeth, María Del Carmen, Rosa Del Cisne, Mónica Patricia, María Eugenia, Gladis Blanca, Narcisa Milena

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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