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Virgen De Los Angeles De Huayllacocha Group's story

The members of our group, Virgen D. los Angeles D. Huayllacocha, are clients of Asociación Arariwa. This communal bank consists of 15 members in Huayllacocha, a rural town 50 minutes from Cusco. All of the group members live in Huayllacocha. Most are involved in one or more of the following activities: growing crops for their small farms, purchasing goods such as barley, corn, potatoes, and fava beans, and traveling to nearby towns and commercial hubs to sell these grains and food products in marketplaces. Some are also involved in the milling and processing of grain products to sell.

Zoila is the president of the group. She is 60-years old, widowed, and has three adult children who are married and live on their own. Zoila makes a living selling jora, the fermented corn used to make a traditional Andean corn drink called chicha. She sells jora in the marketplace of Izcuchaca, a nearby transportation and commerce hub about a 20-minute drive from her rural town of Huayllacocha. In addition to selling jora, Zoila buys fava beans, barley, and wheat from local farms to sell in the markets.

She will use this loan to buy dried corn so that she can sell greater quantities of jora and other grain products in the marketplace.

(SABINA and MARCELINO are not pictured in the video)

In this group: Silvia Marleny, Sabina, Luz Marina, Domitila, Julia Marleni, Paulina, Gertrudes, Julia, Zoila, Guillermina, Cleofe, Paulina, Isabel, Maruja, Marcelino

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