A loan of $4,125 helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizers.

Mamacha Del Carmen-Vilcabamba Group's story

Gregoria and various neighbours make up the “Mamacha del Carmen” communal bank. The majority of the neighbours live in the community of Vilcabamba. This community is situated in the district of Caicay in the province of Paucartambo, in the department of Cusco.

Gregoria is a very happy and modest person. She is 47 years old and is married, and lives with her family in the same community. After doing her domestic tasks, she works in agriculture and has various plots of land where she grows potato, barley, wheat and other crops. On this occasion Gregoria needs the loan to buy seeds and fertilizers.

The communal bank is made up of members who are always looking for opportunities to get on in life and provide a better future for their children through daily hard work. The members work in agriculture, crafts, selling food, livestock, rearing small animals and other jobs.

(The person in the bottom of the photo arrived late for the meeting.)

In this group: Gregoria, Maria Dolores, Goya, Elza, Valentin*, Julia, Saturnina, Dorotea, Segundina, Antonia, Andres*, Javier, Fernando
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally

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