A loan of $4,350 helped a member buy a milk cow.Comprar una vaca lechera.

La Esquina (Cuenca) Group's story

The loan group La Esquina (The Street Corner) is composed of 10 female and 1 male members who live in Sinincay Parish. This parish is located northeast of Cuenca canton. Its artisans specialize in producing marble, cloth, and bricks, while some women weave straw hats. The traditional parochial church is known for its architectural beauty. The colonial image of the Virgin of the Visitation that resides therein is the most important and much visited tourist attraction the parish offers.

One of the group's members is Mrs. Rosario, who is 58 years old, and married. The fruit of this union has been 8 children, two of whom are married and living independently, while one studies in the university and also works; two are in a city school, and three others work, providing economic aid. Her husband pursues the craft of masonry. The house they live in is their own.

Mrs. Rosario also works in the countryside, raising guinea pigs, chickens and cattle whose milk they sell. Also, she labors in agriculture, sowing vegetables, and she sells her harvest in the community or in the city. The money from the loan will be used to purchase a milk cow. Her goal is to expand her animal raising.

The two women in the small photos are two members who could not be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: Laura Alejandrina, Dolores Margarita, Sonia Alexandra, Rosario, Lorena Del Rocio, Lourdes Gabriela, María Dolores, Luis Geovanny, Mercedes Catalina*, Rosa Etelvina, Dolores Concepción
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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