A loan of $3,725 helped a member purchase chickens.

San Luis De Cumbe (Cuenca) Group's story

The San Luís de Cumbe communal bank has eight female members and two male members. The members work had every day at different jobs in both the country and the city. These jobs give them the opportunity to improve the quality of life in their homes and to give their children a better future. They live in the Cumbe parish in Cuenca. This parish is surrounded by mountains and beautiful landscapes where nature can be enjoyed. The architecture in the parish is a mix of colonial and modern styles. The town still maintain the culture and traditions of their people.

One of the members in this group is Rosa Amalia. She is executing her second loan with the San Luís de Cumbe communal bank. She lives in the San Capac community which is a part of the Cumbe parish. She is 37 years old. She is a widow and with her partner, she had six children. They are 20, 18, 15, 13, 6 and 5 years old. Her first and third sons work and help her economically. Her second son is married and lives independently. Her fourth, a daughter, helps with the chores in the house. The last two children study at a little school in the community. The house where she lives is her own property.

Rosa Amalia works on the household chores. When she is called, she works as a day laborer. At home, she raises guinea pigs, chickens and sheep that she sells in her community.

Her loan will be invested in the purchase of chickens.

In this group: María Raquel, Julia Rebeca, María Lorgia, María Josefa, Rosa María, Mario Gonzalo, Luis Alberto*, Rosa Etelvina, Rosa Amalia, Segunda Mercedes
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lauren Jackson

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