A loan of $2,425 helped a member pay for medical treatment.

Señoras De Pumayunga (Cuenca) Group's story

The communal bank Women of Pumayunga is formed of six women and two men who work in different jobs to improve their financial situations at home and help their families move forward. They are all nice, charismatic and gentile people. They live in different parts of the city of Cuenca. Cuenca has a cold climate and 4 rivers. Its historic center highlights the city’s past. The people of the city maintain the culture and traditions of their towns.

One of the women in the group is Maria Rosa Amelia. She lives in the San Pedro sector of Cuenca, is 32 years old, married and has an 8-month-old daughter. Her husband is a professional driver and drives his own truck. He doesn’t have his own home but lives in his mother-in-law’s house independently.

Maria Rosa Amelia works as a maid, which she has done for five years. She works Monday through Friday all day.

She will use the loan to invest in medical treatment for her daughter who has a problem with her hips and wears special diapers.

Her goal is to have her own business, like a flower shop.

The small additional photo is a member who could not be present when the group shot was taken because of work. The children in the photo are the sons and daughters of some of the members.

In this group: Rosa María, Digna Isabel, Carmen Rocio, María Rosa Amelia, Diana Susana, José Florencio, Angel Bolivar, María Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Molly Jones

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