A loan of $6,425 helped a member to buy dinnerware and foodstuffs.

San Pablo (Cuenca) Group's story

The San Pablo credit group consists of 12 women who strive daily to improve their homes’ economic stability. Hey work in various activities like agriculture, raising animals and in commerce. They are able to provide better futures for their children by means of these jobs.

They are proud to still maintain their culture and traditions alive. They live around Cuenca, a city that enjoys natural beauty in which nature can be admired as well as the colonial that jealously safeguards the city’s history.

One of the group members is Lorena, 33. She’s married and has had two children who are 10 and 8 years old and attend the little local school. Her husband’s a driver and provides taxi service. They don’t own a house; they are renters.

For the last 20 years, Lorena has been making and selling food. She has a small stand she works in half-days from Monday to Saturday. She spends the rest of her time tending to her family and children.

She is going to use the loan to buy dinnerware and foodstuffs to continue in business. Her goal is to own a house.

In this group: Lourdes Patricia, Mayra Mercedes, Deysi Rosalinda, María Olga, Lorena Inés, María Jesús, Mariana De Jesús, Rosa Alexandra, Rosa Aurora, María Rosario, Rosa Inés *, María Carmelina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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