A loan of $4,100 helped a member purchase cabuya and fertilizer.

Vagaspamba (Cuenca) Group's story

The Vegaspamba loan group is made up of 8 women who live around the Jadan en Cuenca parish. This area has a cold climate and beautiful views. The main economic activities are animal breeding and agriculture. The members are friendly people, with a sense of humor and a lot of pride for the culture which their parents have instilled in them. They also make ropes, and are always searching for a better future for their children.

One of the members of this group is Zoila. She is an active member who has been in the Vegaspamba group for 6 years. In all of this time, the loans have helped her to improve her business. Zoila is 55 years old, is married, and has 8 children, of which 6 are adults, are married, and live on their own. One of her children is in high school, and the last son, who is 4 years old stays at home. Her husband works in agriculture, and they live in a house that they own.

From a very young age, Zoila has raised chickens, guinea pigs, pigs and cattle and cultivated her own land. Whatever she grows, is for her own consumption and for sale. She also makes ropes which she is skilled in. The money from this loan will be used to purchase cabuya and fertilizer for her pastures. Her goal is to finish her house.

In this group: Zoila Elena, Lus María, Diana Lucia, Rosa Elena, Rosa Balvina, María Rosa*, Ruth Cecilia, María Mercedes
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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