A loan of $2,575 helped a member stock their businesses and buy merchandise.

Virgen Santísima Group's story

The Virgen Santísima Community Bank is located in the Ccachuana Millpu community, Asención district, Huancavelica province. This community works in commerce as the main market in the city of Huancavelica is two kilometers away.

Flor is married and has four children. She sells alpaca meat and lamb. Her husband started the business and now she runs it. She finances it with the loans she receives. She is saving to pay for her children’s studies.

Regina sells groceries. She now has her own place; before she rented one. She wants to use her loan to stock merchandise. She will buy display cases to show her products. She has a 17 year old son. She struggles for him, and she saves to pay for his studies.

Elizabeth started her business of selling groceries to obtain more family income and help her husband who is in the footwear business. With every loan she stocks her store and her husband’s business. She is currently saving to improve her store and buy a sewing machine for the shoe shop.

In this group: Flora, Regina, Elizabeth Juana, Iraida, Teodora, Juana Maria, Liz, Delia Yanet, Mari Luz, Eloteria, Rosa, Regina, Sabina, Teresa, Alejandra

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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