A loan of $4,625 helped a member to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and animal feed.

La Vida Plena (Paute) Group's story

The Communal Bank "La Vida Plena" (The Full Life) consists of seven female and two male members who live in the surrounding areas of Paute canton. This canton has lush vegetation, a warm climate, and fertile land where the most beautiful flowers are harvested. The people are known for their friendliness, unity, and camraderie. This close-knit group still keeps alive the flames of tradition that were instilled in them by their parents.

One of the members of this group is Sra. Verónica. She enjoys this type of loan because of the unity and solidarity of her fellow group members. Verónica also likes the seminars that help her with her daily life.

Sra. Verónica is 24 years old, married, and has three children (ages 6, 4, and 1). Her two older children attend a small school in the city. Her husband works in the construction field as a bricklayer.

Doña Verónica spends most of her time at home taking care of her children. In order to help her husband with the household expenses, she raises chickens and guinea pigs. She also grows crops, but only for household consumption.

The money from her loan will be used to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and food for the animals. Her dream is for her children to study so that they can become successful professionals. She would also like to finish her own studies.

The two smaller photos are of three members who could not be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: Gabriela De Los Angeles, María Verónica, María Lourdes, Verónica, María Cecilia, Carlos Santiago, Gloria Esperanza, Diego Patricio, Rosa Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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