A loan of $4,950 helped a member to buy chickens, pigs, and animal feed.


Cumbe (Cuenca) Group's story

The Cumbe Communal Bank is 14 women who work in different jobs in their parish or in the city of Cuenca. Their jobs allow them to contribute to the finances of the home and also to be an example of effort and work for their children. They live in the parish of Cumbe, an area of cold climate and pretty landscapes. The people there work in business, raising animals, and agriculture. Laura, 34, is one of the members of this group. She is married and from this marriage has five children, ages 19, 16, 15, 12, and 10, all of whom are in school. Her husband works in construction as a mason. The house she lives in is her property. Laura raises and sells chickens and pigs, which she sells in her community. Since she works at home, she does not neglect her family. She has been benefitting from loans from the communal bank for eight years, in her home and in her business. She's going to use the new loan to buy chickens, pigs, and animal feed. Her goal is to continue with her business and for her children to get ahead in their studies. The two small attached photographs are of two members who for family reasons were unable to be present when the group photo was taken.

In this group: Laura Azusena , Nancy Faviola, Rosa Elvira, María Mercedes, María Teresa De Jesús, María Targelia, María Gladys, María Rosa Florionda, Julia Janneth*, Diana Pilar , María Lucrecia, Gloria Isabel, Ruth Magaly*, María Luzmila
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall


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