A loan of $3,600 helped a member purchase of animals.


Allpaurccuna Group's story

The Allpaurccuna Village Bank is starting its 6th cycle with 16 members from the community of the same name which means "From where the earth comes" in Quechua. The community is located about 40 minutes from the city of Ayacucho and is part of the Pacaycasa district.

The group members work in various businesses such as the sale of cereals, fruit, pigs, tara (a local tree), small animals, groceries, and in agriculture. Isabel is the president of the bank, is 35 and married with 6 children. Isabel and her husband buy and sell animals which they buy in the markets of the villages and sell in the cities of Ayacucho and Huanta. They also have a car they use to proviD. transportation services to different provinces roundabout. She will invest her loan in the purchase of more animals. Her dream is for her children to finish their schooling, to become professionals in their careers and improve their businesses.

The group members need different loan amounts such as $100, $200, and $300 for a total of $3600.

In this group: Julia, Julian , Teodosia, Emiliano, Alejandro , Victor , Enrique, Esperanza, Deonisia, Isabel, Felicitas, Hipolito, Juana Severina, Rosmery , Teodoro , Adrian

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall



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