A loan of $4,075 helped a member to purchase chickens.

Una Nueva Esperanza (Cuenca) Group's story

The “Una Nueva Esperanza” [The New Hope] loan group is comprised of seven members that live in the surrounding areas of Valle de Cuenca, a parish with a rugged geography and beautiful landscapes. The inhabitants are engaged in raising animals, farming, and also business. Many work in various businesses in the city. The people are known for their kindness and cordiality. They are very warm-hearted, like the hardworking group members who strive every day to improve their financial situation and get their families ahead.

One of the group members is Maria. She is 34 years old, married, and has two children, ages 15 and 13, who are studying at the city school. Her husband is a public employee, and they live in a relative’s home since they don’t have their own home.

Maria spends her time at home caring for her family. She is engaged in raising guinea pigs, chickens, pigs, and cattle. She is also engaged in farming for home consumption, and sells her products if there is anything left over. She will invest the money from the loan in the purchase of chickens. Her goal is to have a store in her home.

The small photo is of a member that could not be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: Nancy Susana, Mariana Dejesús, Eva Cecilia, María Evangelina, Rosa Miriam , Maryuxi Ruby, Zoila Rosario

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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