A loan of $3,200 helped a member working capital.


Batan Orcco Group's story

The members of “BATAN ORCCO” meet every 30 days in the Huaro district, located in the Quispicanchis province in the Cusco department. The communal bank is represented by three ladies; Julia who is the president, Livia who is the secretary, Narcisa who is the treasurer, and Martha who is the auditor. The bank finds itself in its second cycle and is maD. up of 10 hard working and enterprising people. They are constantly searching for opportunities that will help them get ahead and proviD. a better life for their children.

In the city of Huaro the population depends exclusively on farming and raising livestock. Huaro is a zone of fertile land where they raise crops such as corn, squash, carrots, beans, etc. Some of the members' businesses involve; tamale sales, buying and selling vegetables and dried grain, sales of punch and food, and sales of tubers. Others proviD. services such as security.

Martha, the auditor, is 44 years old. She is married and has two children. Her primary activity is the sale of food, but she also sells "chicha" and raises livestock, such as guinea pigs. She's been doing this for a number of years and has been doing well, thanks to effort she puts into her work. She needs this loan in order to increase her working capital and to buy small animals, such as guinea pigs. She is a hard working woman who participates in the Puno – Cusco program, helping her neighbors in the Huaro community.

The members value and appreciate the loan they received through this means and they promise to repay according to schedule.

In this group: Martha, Narcisa, Justa Beatriz, Julia, Florencia, Hermelinda, Fortunata, Livia, Cornelia, Julio Cesar
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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