A loan of $2,375 helped a member for the members to invest in their businesses.


Qantu Huayta Group's story

The members of the Qantu Wayta community bank are from the Vischonogo community in the Province of VilcasH.. This community is located 3 hours from the Ayacucho city, and is at an altituD. of 2,900 feet above sea level. It is a tourist zone because of the ruins of the Intihuatana and the Intihuatana Lake. Agriculture is the primary activity. This includes growing potatoes, corn, and barley; and raising cattle. Gardenia is a single mother with a 7 year old son. Gardenia has a grocery store in her house. Her loan will be used to buy groceries to better stock her business. Gardenia dreams of saving to get ahead, improving her business, and her son completing his studies. Isabel is a single mother with 2 children, 8 and 10. Isabel sells grains that she buys in the community. When she was little she learned this activity from her mother. Her loan will be used to buy grains. Isabel’s dream is to educate her children and to buy a grain mill. Saturnina is married, and her children are grown. Saturnina and her husband buy animals in different communities. Later, they benefit by selling the meat in their community. They have plans to buy more animals with the loan. Saturnina’s dreams are to continue seeing to the well being of her children and to save for old age.

In this group: Gardenia, Isbel, Marilu, Dina, Nilda, Yeny, Eulogia Sermonia, Aydee, Saturnina, Edilberta , Rufina, Isabel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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