A loan of $6,425 helped a member to buy clothing.


Loma De La Cruz (Cuenca) Group's story

The Loma de la Cruz credit group was founded by 15 women and 2 men who live on the outskirts of the city of Cuenca. It is a city of unrivalled beauty which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999. The city's food pleases the palates of locals and visitors alike and its friendly and kindly inhabitants still keep alive local culture and traditions. The members of the group are women who strive on a daily basis to improve their families' stability and provide a better future for their children. One of the group's members is 41-year-old Jacqueline, who is married with 2 children, aged 19 and 17. Her older child works and helps her financially, whilst the younger one (a girl) goes to a secondary school in the city. Jacqueline's husband is a painter and they rent the house in which they live. Jacqueline has been in the business of selling clothing for 2 years. She works from Monday to Friday, but with no fixed hours, and sells her goods around the city's markets or directly to friends and acquaintances. She intends to use the money from the loan to buy clothing. It is her ambition to own her own shop.

In this group: Dalila Eufemia, Ines De Jesús, Marlene Maclovia, Libia Jesús, Narcisa De Jesús, Karina Verónica, Delia Zenaida, Blanca Alicia*, Trancito Etelvina, Richard Josue*, Jacqueline Margarita, Ana Gabriela, Erika Tatiana, Andrea Patricia, Diana Yajaira*, Carmen Pilar, Miguel Leonardo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield


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