A loan of $2,625 helped a member buy a milk cow and animal feed.

Jocesito De Cumbe (Cuenca) Group's story

The "Josecito de Cumbe" group is made up of 8 women who live in part of the Cumbe parish in the city of Cuenca. This area is surrounded by mountains where one can admire the beauty of its fields. It's land is fertile and the parish center is a mix of ancient and modern sights. Its people are friendly and mostly work in farming and raising animals. In addition, many work in the city doing things such as sales, house cleaning, and other work that gives them the opportunity to get ahead. It offers them a better future for their families.

Rosa is a member of this group and has been a member for 5 years. She likes being a member of this great group due to the solidarity and companionship that exists among her neighbors and friends who are also members. In addition, the educational discussions that they take part in help her in her daily life.

Rosa Elvira is 74 years old and is a widow. With her late husband, however, she conceived 7 children who are all grown, married, and live independently. She owns the house where she lives.

Rosa Elvira has worked raising guinea pigs, pigs, and especially milk cows since she was very young. She uses her animals for food and also to sell. With this source of income, she has been able to help her family get ahead.

The funds gained from this loan will be used to buy a milk cow and feed for her animals. Her goal is to have more animals and continue with her business that she loves so much.

In this group: Zoila Rosa, Sandra Verónica, Lorgia María, Zoila María, Rocia Edilma, María Margarita, Rosa Elvira, Gloria Jaaneth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales

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