A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy cosmetics and chickens.


Una Buena Esperanza (Cuenca) Group's story

‘Una Buena Esperanza’ is a credit group formed by six women who are friends who share the same dreams and goals. These are to be able to improve the financial stability of their household, get along in life and provide their children with a better future. They dedicate their time to raising animals and to agriculture, while still maintaining the culture and traditions of their villages. They live around the Parish of Valle en Cuenca, an area which has beautiful countryside and green fields.

One of the members is Mariana, 33, who is married and has three children to this marriage, aged 14, 5 and 2. Her first daughter is at high school and her second daughter is at primary school. Her husband is a carpenter and they live in their own house.

Mariana takes care of the household chores and sells cosmetics. She sells these all around the city. She also raises animals such as guinea pigs, pigs and chickens. She cultivates her own land and what she harvests is for her home and if any is left over then she sells it.

The loan she is asking for is to buy cosmetics and chickens. Her goal is to finish her house.

In this group: Nancy Susana, Mariana De Jesús, Eva Cecilia, María Evangelina, Rosa Miriam, Maryuxi Ruby*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker


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