A loan of $3,550 helped a member to buy fabric, thread, and other materials for sewing.

Tierra Fértil (Cuenca) Group's story

The Tierra Fértil group is made up of nine women who live near to the Valle de Cuenca parish. This parish is surrounded by a lot of vegetation, and because of its varied landscape there is a lot of space to enjoy its green fields and farmland. Its architecture is a mix of old and new. The people are very kind and courteous and work hard every day to improve their households' stability. They have various jobs to provide for their families, and they still keep the flames of their culture and traditions alive.
One of the group members is Nora. She is taking out her first loan with her friends and fellow members of the Tierra Fértil group. She is 51, married, and has three children ages 20, 16, and 15. Her eldest child is a taxi driver. They live in their own home.
Nora is an expert and professional in the field of sewing. She learned this in school and it is now a source of income for her home. She has done this work for 22 years, and she works Monday to Friday without a fixed schedule. In her home she also raises chickens and guinea pigs for sale or for household consumption.
The money from this loan will be invested in the purchase of fabric, thread, and other sewing materials.
Her goal is to expand her small workshop.

In this group: María Teresa, Juana Catalina, Mónica Cecilia, Mónica Alrexandra, Delia Florencia, Rosa Isabel, Blanca Leonor, Alexandra Patricia, Nora Lucia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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