A loan of $1,825 helped a member to buy materials, threads and animal feed.


Conchán (Cuenca) Group's story

The "Conchan" loan group has six members - five women and one man - who have different businesses. Their work allows them to maintain financial stability in their home. Their main work is raising animals and agriculture. The members keep up their towns' traditions and cultures They live in the surrounding areas of the Valle parish in Cuenca, an area with a lot of natural beauty and green fields.

One members of this group is 45-year-old Carmen. She is married and has three children, aged 25, 5, and 3 years old each. Her eldest son is married and has his own home; her second son is attending a local school. Carmen's husband is a tailor. The couple owns the house where they live.

Carmen works in dressmaking, a trade she learned from the age of 12 years old. She works from Monday to Saturday but has no fixed timetable. Given that she works at home, she also raises chickens, guinea pigs, lambs and pigs. She grows various items for consumption at home.

This loan will be used to buy threads, material and animal feed. Carmen's goal is to fix her home.

In this group: Carmen Margarita, Rosa Ubaldina, Carmen Isabel, Rosa Elvira, Narcisa Rocio*, Juan Eliseo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw


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