A loan of $3,100 helped a member to buy chickens and guinea pigs.

Virgen Maria De Inquilpata Group's story

The members belong to the Virgen María de Inquilpata communal bank. This bank is in the Anta district, Anta province, Cusco department.

María, age 33 , is married and has one child. She works in the business of selling and raising animals. She raises chickens and guinea pigs. She fattens them and makes them grow. She sells them at the different fairs.

She also sells cheese to different people through these small businesses. She gets her children ahead. Her dream is to have a place where she is able to sell the chickens and guinea pigs. She is requesting the loan to buy chickens and guinea pigs.

The inset photo was taken later. The members asked permission due to work.

The other members have businesses selling clothes, "chicha" (a corn based drink), a grocery store, and farming. The members are grateful to those who form part of this dream through the loan. They pledge to make their payments according to the established timeframe.

In this group: Mariela, Sinforosa, Jeronima*, Vilma, Ricardina, Maria Asunta, Maruja, Ruth Mery, Ruth Nancy, Wilbert
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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