A loan of $6,050 helped a member to buy chickens and animal feed.

Pucacruz (Cuenca) Group's story

The "Pucacruz" loan group consists of fourteen women who live in the surrounding area of the Valle parish in Cuenca, a place of natural beauty that sits in the highest parts of a mountain from where the landscape can be seen. Its people work in the fields in activities such as animal husbandry and agriculture; many people also head to the city every day for various types of work. The members still proudly preserve their traditional dress as well as their cuisine. They always strive to provide their children with a better future.

One of the group members is Rosa. She is twenty-two years old, married, and has two children, aged two and five. Her first son attends an area school. Her husband works in construction. They live in their own home.

Rosa spends her time at home caring for their children; however, to help her husband with living expenses, she raises chickens and guinea pigs as livestock. She also works in agriculture for both home and commercial use.

This loan is to buy chickens and animal feed. Her goal is to own more higher quality animals.

In this group: María Rosario, María Dolores, María Transito, Blanca Celestina, María Ángela, Rosa Patricia, María Yolanda, Fanny Valvina*, María Cruz, Lourdes Magdalena, Gloria Angelita, Beatriz, Rosa Analia, María Rosa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski

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