A loan of $3,600 helped a member to purchase clothing.

Mujeres De La Bahía (Azogues) Group's story

The loan group, Mujeres de la Bahía, is made up of 8 female members and 1 male member who live in the city of Azogues. This city has an inclined geography. Its center is a mix of the colonial and the modern. It has various tourist attractions to enjoy with the family. Its people, just like the members of the group, work in raising animals, agriculture, and commerce. Its people have very competent hands that produce the crafts that are already a tradition, conserve the culture that their parents instilled in them, and the gastronomy is very varied.

One of the members of this group is María Juana. She is 43 years old and single. She lives in a rented house.

She is native to the province of Riobamba, but she has lived for some years in the city of Azogues for work. She has made a living selling all types of clothing for 10 years. She works Sunday to Sunday without a fixed schedule since she has her own shop.

Her new loan will be invested in the purchase of clothing to increase her merchandise. Her goal is to make her business even bigger.

The two small photos are of the two members that could not be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: Juana De Jesús, Teresa De Jesús, María Inés, María Cristina, Rosa, María Juana, José, María Mercedes, Julia Mercedes

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler

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