A loan of $1,150 helped a member to purchase cheeses.

San Juan Bautista Group's story

The communal bank San Juan B. begins its new cycle with 8 members from the district of Huaytara, departament of Huancavelica. The community is located 4 hours from the city of Ayacucho. The principal activities in the community are cattle farming and industrialized dairy production.

The members have different businesses, such as selling groceries, food, fruit and making dairy products. Such is the case of Elvira, president of the communal bank. Elvira is in a common law marriage and has 3 children, two boys and a girl. Elvira raises cattle from which she obtains milk that she later makes into cheese. Her business is located in the community of Chocorvo. She sells in her district and at times she takes it to the city of Lima. She does this with the help of her husband. Her loan will be invested in the purchase of cheeses from the other producers in the area. Elivira wants to train to improve every day in her family and in her business as well.

Elvira's dreams are to buy a house in Lima, to build a hotel in her community snd for her children to have a profession.

In this group: Maribel, Rosa Evelina, Juana, Dina Zemona, Elvira Elsa, Mily Yessenia, Renee, Martha Eugenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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