A loan of $4,175 helped a member to pay enrollment and to buy fabric.

Las 4 Ríos (Cuenca) Group's story

The loan group Las 4 Ríos is made up of eight women and two men who live in the parish of Sidcay in Cuenca, where the branch of traditional work is agriculture and ranching, which is only to be self-sufficient, reason enough for them to leave the city of Cuenca in search of other sources of work. The partners are kind and courteous people that have a common objective, which is to come out ahead with their families and to offer them better wellbeing.

One of the partners in this group is Señora Digna. She is a kind and collaborative woman that forms part of the loan group Las 4 Ríos. She has been a part of this group for eight years, time in which she has made friendships with all of her companions. The loans have allowed her to better herself in her businesses.

Sra. Digna is 52 years old and lives in a partnership. She has 11 children, six are married and live independently and her single children study at a high school in the city. Her husband works as a private employee, and she does not have her own home, therefore they live in the home of a relative. Doña Digna is dedicated to the chores of her home and in her free time carries out making cloth for cleaning. She has carried out this activity for three years, she also has a business in selling salchipapas (a fast food dish) which she has sold in her parish for 10 years.

She is going to invest the money from her new loan in the payment of secondary enrollment for her children and also for the purchase of cloth in order to carry out making cleaning cloths. Her dream is to have her own house.

The small photo is of two partners who could not be present when the photo was taken.

In this group: Ines Jacqueline, Digna Margarita, Mayra Alexandra, Mónica Johanna, Esperanza Del Rocio, Aida Alicia, Juan Sebastian, Tania Carolina, Franklin Mauricio, Brigida Diluvina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katherine Howard

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