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Pacaycasa Group
In this Group: Justina, Isabel, Pelagia, Basilia, Victoria, Otilia, Betzabeth, Carmen, Necida Neyda, Carmen Rosa, Aquilina, Isabel, Rocio, Janet Magali, Odon, Marcelina, Serafina, Anali Luz, Marisol, Alaejandra, Julia Teresa
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The Communal Bank Paycasa is a bank that was established approximately 7 years ago. At the present time it has 15 cycles and 21 members. The members of the communal bank are from the Pacaycasa district , which is located 30 minutes away from the city of Ayacucho. The members of the bank note that thanks to this institution they have learned to save, to be responsible and punctual.

The members have different businesses such as the sale of sweets, groceries, fruits, cereals, purchase and sale of cochinilla (an insect used to make natural pigments), tara (a Peruvian native plant used to make leather tanning powder), tuna (the fruit of a cactus plant), brick manufacturing, sale of food, raising animals and agriculture.

Each member has a different story as is the case of Otilia, who is a longstanding member of her communal bank and sells sweets at the school's gate and prepared food on Sundays. Justina, on the other hand, has a small grocery store. She started by selling sweets on the streets and little by little started setting up her store.

The members need different loan amounts. Some are for 300 soles, 600 soles, 900 soles for a total amount of 11,700 soles in loans for the communal bank. The loans will be used to purchase noodles, rice, cooking oil, milk, eggs, potatoes, tuna, tara, cochinilla, apples, oranges, bananas, cookies, candy, chocolates, sand and to pay the laborers.

The savings would be used to buy homes, grow their business capital and for their children's education. The dreams of the members are that their children become professionals, that the member's daughter that is ill gets better, to expand their businesses and to be able to purchase a car.

Translated from Spanish by Libertad Leal, Kiva volunteer.

El Banco Comunal Pacaycasa es un banco que se inició hace 7 años aproximadamente. Actualmente tiene 15 ciclos y 21 socias. Las socias del Banco Comunal son del distrito de Pacaycasa, que queda a 30 minutos de la ciudad de Ayacucho. Las socias mencionan que en el Banco Comunal aprendieron a ser responsables, puntuales, y a ahorrar.

Las socias realizan diferentes negocios como la venta de golosinas, abarrotes, frutas, cereales, compra y venta de cochinilla, tara, tuna, fabricación de ladrillos artesanales, venta de comida, crianza de animales menores y la agricultura.

Cada socia tiene una historia diferente como es el caso de Otilia que está muchos años en su Banco Comunal, Otilia vende golosinas en la puerta del colegio y además vende comida los días domingos. Por otro lado Justina tiene una tienda de abarrotes, al inicio vendía golosinas de manera ambulatoria y poco a poco fue implementando su tienda.

Las socias necesitan diferentes montos de préstamos, algunos montos son de 300 soles, 600 soles, 900 soles, haciendo un total de 11,700 soles de préstamos en el Banco Comunal. Los préstamos lo invertirán en la compra de fideo, arroz, aceite, leche, huevo, papa, tuna, tara, cochinilla, manzana, naranja, plátano, galletas, caramelos, chocolates, arena y para el pago de los peones.

Los ahorros los utilizarán para comprar su casa, incrementar el capital de sus negocios y los estudios de sus hijos. Los sueños de las socias son que sus hijos sean profesionales, la curación de su hija, tener un negocio más grande y comprar su carro.

Additional Information

About FINCA Peru

This loan is administered by FINCA Peru, one of Kiva’s Field Partners in Peru. FINCA Peru is dedicated to empowering socially and economically disadvantaged women in Peru, contributing to the development of their families, and building sustainable communities.

In 1990, FINCA Peru began by lending to a small group of women widowed by the Shining Path terrorist movement in Ayacucho. Beyond loans and financial services, FINCA offers business development training, personal and family development training, gender empowerment sessions, life insurance products, and financial and social literacy sessions for the children of borrowers. Visit FINCA Peru’s Kiva Field Partner page to learn more.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 109
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $54,998,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.8
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Pacaycasa Group's $4,175 loan helped a member the loans will be used to purchase noodles, rice, cooking oil, milk, eggs, potatoes, tuna, tara, cochinilla, apples, oranges, bananas, cookies, candy, chocolates, sand and to pay the laborers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2008
Mar 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2008