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Mujeres De Chilcatotoras  (Cuenca) Group
In this Group: Susana Angelica, Celia Margarita, Sandra Lorena, Carmen Amelia, Teresa Elvira, María Erlinda, Libia Lourdes, Nelly Estela, María Angelita, Rosita Lucia
The "Mujeres de Chilcatotoras" communal bank is comprised of 10 women who live in the outskirts of the Tarqui parish in Cuenca, a place with wide plains and green fields, and an architecture that is both ancient and modern. Its inhabitants still maintain the culture and traditions of their people. They do agricultural work such as raising animals and farming. This group's common goal is to improve the financial stability of their households so they can offer a better future for their families.

One of the members of this group is Nelly. She has been a part of the "Mujeres de Chilcatotoras" communal bank for the past two years. During all of this time she has succeeded in establishing a good friendship with all her fellow group members.

Nelly is 30 years old and married. From her marriage she has conceived three children aged 10, 7 and 4 years. They attend a small local school. She doesn't have a house of her own, which is why she lives in a relative's house.

Nelly works from Monday through Friday cleaning two houses. She has been in this line of work for the past five years. At home she raises guinea pigs, chickens, pigs and cattle. She also does farming work, and the crops she harvests are for her family's consumption.

She'll use the money from the loan to purchase chickens, guinea pigs, pigs and feed for her animals.

Her goal is to have a larger guinea pig farm.
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El Grupo de Crédito Mujeres de Chilcatotoras está formado por 10 mujeres quienes viven por los alrededores de la parroquia de Tarqui en Cuenca, lugar que tiene amplias llanuras y verdes campos, su arquitectura es antigua y moderna. Su gente aun mantiene la cultura y tradiciones de sus pueblos, se dedican al trabajo del campo como es la crianza de animales y la agricultura. La meta en común de este grupo es el mejorar la estabilidad económica de sus hogares para brindarles a sus familias un mejor futuro.

Una de las socias de este grupo es la Señora. Nelly, forma parte del grupo de crédito Mujeres de Chilcatotoras desde hace 2 años, en todo este tiempo ha logrado establecer una buena amistad con todas sus compañeras.

Doña Nelly tiene 30 años, es casada y en su unión conyugal ha concebido 3 hijos de 10, 7 y 4 años que están estudiando en una escuelita de la localidad. No tiene casa propia por lo que vive en casa de un familiar.

Doña Nelly trabaja de lunes a viernes en la limpieza de dos casas, esta actividad la está desempeñando desde hace 5 años. En su casa se dedica a la cría de cuyes, pollos, cerdos y ganado, también trabaja en la agricultura y lo que cosecha es para el consumo de su casa.

El dinero de su crédito va ha invertir en la compra de pollos, cuyes, cerdos y alimento para sus animales.

Su meta es tener un criadero de cuyes más grande.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Ecuador

  • $10,600
    Average annual income
  • 40
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    Ecuador Loans Fundraising
  • $26,538,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mujeres De Chilcatotoras (Cuenca) Group's $6,225 loan helped a member to purchase chickens, guinea pigs, pigs and animal feed.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 11, 2013
Jul 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014