A loan of $3,650 helped a member to purchase thread, scissors and fabric.


Guamboteñas (Cuenca) Group's story

The credit group Guamboteñas is formed of 8 female and 2 male members who live in the community of Llacao in Cuenca, a place that enjoys beautiful landscape, whose architecture is a mix of the old and new, and whose people work in agriculture and raising animals. All of the members are friendly people who have a common objective to improve the stability of their homes and get their families ahead.

One of the members of this group is Zoila, who is 24 years old, the single mother of a child who is one year and a half old, and who lives with her parents with whom she shares the household expenses. Her parents own the house they live in.

Zoila is a professional in the field of sewing since she has studied it and also learned while working. Now she has had her own workshop for the past two years, and does all sorts of adjustments on clothing, as well as as making clothing. She also works raising laying hens and in the agriculture that is for household consumption. The money from the loan is for the purchase of thread, scissors, and fabric. Her dream is to be a great fashion designer.

In this group: Zoila Margarita, Natividad Manuela, María Luisa, Flor Rocio*, María Verónica, Luvina Clementina, Victor Manuel, Sonia Yolanda, María Fabiola, José Alfredo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris


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