A loan of $5,375 helped a member to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and seeds.


Familia Responsable (Cuenca) Group's story

The loan group Familia Responsable (Responsible Family) was formed by 7 women and 1 man who live in the neighborhoods of the Victoria del Portete parish in Cuence. This parish is located in the south of the capital Azuaya. It was named in honor of the battle that occurred in its fields, exactly on the outskirts of Portete, on the 27th of February, 1829. Its people raise animals and work in agriculture, and many leave daily for the city to work in different activities. The members of the loan group are friendly and gracious people. They work in different businesses that allow them to pay the household expenses. They maintain the culture and traditions of their towns.

One of the members of this group is Señora Fabiola. She is taking out her second loan along with her friends from the loan group Familia Responsable. She likes her group because everyone is like family, and this form of credit helps them to become more united and to have a better relationship of friendship and camaraderie.

Señora Fabiola is 20 years old. She is married and has a son who is 2 years old. Her husband works as a day laborer. They don't have their own house, so they live in her father's house and share the expenses.

Doña Fabiola stays at home to care for her little son, but to help her husband pay the household expenses, she raises chickens and guinea pigs. She also farms, and what she harvests is for their home and to sell.

The money from her loan is to buy chickens, guinea pigs, and seeds for her plantings. Her goal is to have her own house.

In this group: Martha Sonia*, Fabiola Del Rocia, Jessica Fabiola, Rosa María, Norma Carmita, Carmen Alexandra, Noemi Alicia, Hipolito Andres
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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