A loan of $5,600 helped a member to buy fabrics and sewing machine parts.

Innovación (Cuenca) Group's story

The loan group "Innovación" (Innovation) consists of 9 hard-working women who work very hard in different businesses, which allow them to be economically independent. They live in the city of Cuenca. This city is surrounded by much vegetation and ample spaces for enjoying nature. Its architecture carries us back to the past, and it is surrounded by four rivers.

One of the members of this group is Señora Cinthya, who has been part of the loan group "Innovación" for a year. She likes this type of credit very much because of the friendship that exists among all the members, at the same time that it helps them grow with the loans that they receive.

Señora Cinthya is 28 years old. She is separated from her husband, but from her marriage she has two children, ages 10 and 3. Her older son goes to a little city school. She does not have her own house, and so she lives in the house of her parents, sharing the household expenses.

Doña Cinthya works as a secretary from Monday to Saturday. She has also been the owner of a little sewing workshop for 6 years. When she is working, her mother manages the workshop, and in her free time or in the evening she works in her workshop.

She is going to invest her loan in the purchase of fabrics and parts for her sewing machines. Her dream is to have a factory with a number of operators and be able to export her products.

In this group: Eulalia Del Rocio, Cinthya Carolina, Jessica Paola, Mariana De Jesús, Grace Valeria, Gabriela Estefania, Ligia Verónica, Geovanna Gabriela, Ruth Alexandra

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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