A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy chickens.

Tomebamba (Cuenca) Group's story

The “Tomebamba” communal bank is composed of five women and two men who are quite kind and charismatic. They work in different activities that permit them to improve economically and get ahead. They live around the community of Zhizho whose residents raise livestock and are farmers. Many of its residents have different jobs in the city of Cuenca. Its people maintain their culture and traditions.

One of the group members is Rosa. She lives in Zhizho, is 40 years old, married and has two children who are 13 and 9 years old. Her oldest daughter is in secondary school and the second daughter is going to the little local elementary school. Her husband works in construction. They own their house which is the fruit of their labor.

Rosa embroiders. She learned this activity working with her mother since she was 15 years old. She also raises chickens, pigs and cows that she sells in her community.

She’s been in the communal bank for two years and will use her new loan to buy chickens. Her goal is to have a place to sell her embroidery.

The small inserted photo is of one of the members who was unable to be present when the photo was taken due to work.

In this group: María Natividad, Rosa Narcisa De Jesús, Elsa Marina, Erika Lizbeth, María Laura, Edwin Alberto, Franklin Patricio

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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