A loan of $4,925 helped a member to purchase chickens, guinea pigs, animal feed and seeds.

Cochapamba (Cuenca) Group's story

The loan group Cochapamba is composed of 9 women and 1 man who live in the area around the Valle parish in Cuenca, a place that has beautiful scenery for enjoying nature's warmth. Its people are friendly and polite, like the members who work every day to improve their households' financial situations in order to give a better future to their families. They do fieldwork, such as agriculture or raising animals, and work in business. Many work in the city in different jobs.

One of the members of this group is Tania. She is taking out her second loan alongside her friends and partners from the loan group Cochapamba. She enjoys her loan group because her friends give her advice and guide her in her life.

Tania is 22 years old. She is a single mother of a 3-year-old daughter. She lives in her parents' house and shares the household expenses.

Tania spends her time at home caring for her daughter, but when she goes out, she does farm work like raising chickens, pigs, and guinea pigs, which she sells in the city. She also works in agriculture.

She is going to invest the money from her loan in the purchase of chickens, guinea pigs, animal feed, and seeds. Her goal is to have her own stall in the market to sell her products.

In this group: Blanca Aidee, Gloria María, Julia Margarita, María Beatriz, María Carmen, Tania Alexandra, Gladys Judith, Xavier Heriberto, Jenny Alexandra, Susana Gabriela*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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