A loan of $4,625 helped a member to buy fertilizer, medicines, and to pay workmen.


Totorilla Group's story

The Totorilla Community Bank has 24 members and is beginning its fifth cycle of loans.
For the most part the members work in agriculture, growing vegetables, raising animals, as well as such activities as selling clothes, food, and groceries.
30-year old Judith lives with her partner and has one son. She is a director of the Bank. She grows alfalfa and vegetables and sells them in the market in Ayacucho. Her plan is to one day start a business buying and selling animals.
30-year old Yolanda lives with her partner and has two children. She grows vegetables and sells them in the streets of the market in Ayacucho.
The members of the Bank need various amounts of money, 300, 600, or 900 soles adding up to a total of 14,050 soles. The loans will be used to buy fertilizer, medicines, and to pay workmen.
The members dream of building their own homes, providing their children with a good education, and having a vehicle to transport their products.

In this group: Norma Alfonza , Miriam , Yolanda , Olga , Nancy Bertha , Yolanda , Leonilda , Marina , Sonia , Clotilde , Judith Eudocia , Vidalina , Flor Daysi , Vilma Ercilia , Alejandro , Zenaida , Felicitas , Antonia, Maria , Obdolia , Graciela Gloria , Irene , Libia , Rosario Mercedes

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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