A loan of $5,000 helped a member purchase sugar, vegetables and fruit.

Maria Parado De Bellido Ii Group's story

The Maria P. B. village bank is starting its first cycle with 13 members, all from the Paras district in the Cangallo provine, 3 hours from the city of Ayacucho, Peru. Most members of the community work in agriculture, livestock, or sales.

The group members work in various types of businesses like selling small animals, groceries, food, veterinary products, or bread. Normal is the president of the village bank and has been a member for a year and a half. She is married with 3 children. She runs a small store in her home where she sells groceries, clothes, shoes, vegetables, and fruit. She started her business in a rented home with very few products; now she has her own locale which is much larger and her husband helps her with the business. Her loan will be used to buy sugar, vegetables, and fruit. Norma dreams of helping her children to have careers and to someday buy a car to transport her products.

The group members need different loan amounts like $175, $210, and $350 for a total of $5000.

In this group: Norma, Carmen , Herlinda Lidia, Celia , Luiza , Cecilia, Alicia, Daria Gumercinda, Anadelia, Florinda, Edwin , Teofilo, Clotilde

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall

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