A loan of $5,375 helped a member to buy supplies.


La Churonita (Cuenca) Group's story

The loan group ‘La Churonita’ is made up of ten women who are neighbours and friends. They live on the outskirts of Cuenca, a city which is known for its beautiful architecture. The city is bathed in four rivers and its gastronomy is as captivating as the warmth of its people. The group members work in different areas, which give them the opportunity to improve their economic stability and bring up their children. The women still maintain the culture and traditions of their parents. Blanca is one of the group members. She is taking out her first loan alongside her friends as a member of ‘La Churonita’. She is 37 years old and divorced, however she bore a son from her marriage who is now 16 and is studying at school. She does not have her own home so she lives in her brother’s house. Blanca began her business only a short while ago, setting up a grocery store where she works from Monday to Saturday to no fixed hours. Her loan will be invested in purchasing supplies to stock up her store. Her dream is to travel to Paris.

In this group: Antonieta Del Rocio, Rosa Aurora, Leyi Norka, Juana Aidee, María Yamileth*, María Isabel, Isabel, Blanca Aurora, Mónica Alexandra, Florinda Amada
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso


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