A loan of $4,375 helped a member purchase of rice, pasta, candy, furniture, vegetables, wheat, corn, quinoa, water containers and fruits.


Rubi Group's story

The Rubi Communal Bank is starting its 39th cycle with 22 members. The members do different types of business such as the sale of cereals, fuels, meats, groceries, clothing, vegetables, cheeses, notions and fruits.

Yovana is a thirty year old single mother with one son. She works selling furniture that she buys in Lima at the Sunday market in San Juan.

Yaneth, also single, is 27 years old with one son. She has a grocery shop in her house, located in Selva Ayacuchana, where she works full time.

Meanwhile, Luisa is 38 years old, has three children and lives with her partner. Luisa has a stable in the community of Chiara where she produces milk and cheese. She sells her products at the city food market.

The members need different loan quantities such as; 300 soles, 600 soles, 900 soles and 1050 soles totaling 13,650 soles or $4,375 in loans from the Communal Bank.

The money will be used to buy rice, pasta, candy, furniture, vegetables, wheat, corn, quinoa, water containers and fruits.

The member's dreams are to have their own location, to improve their business, see their children become professionals and expand their stable.

In this group: Cleofe , Teresa , Victoria , Marina, Anastacia Marina , Severina , Fortunata , Angelica , Betty , Luisa Benita, Julia , Yovana , Roxana , Yaneth , Virginia , Catalina , Roberto , Miriam , Gerardina , Antonia Florencia , Carmen , Prisila

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ian Nicoll



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