A loan of $3,525 helped a member to invest in her grain-selling business.


Primavera De Cachi Baja Group's story

Bertha, Alicia, and Eulalia are three of the twenty-two members of the Primavera D. Cachi Baja Community Bank which is located in Huancavelica department.

Bertha is married and has five children. Her job is selling salt and grains in bulk which she takes to the capital city to sell. Bertha needs a loan to buy more grains to sell. She wants to begin saving money so she can start a small business raising guinea pigs.

Alicia is married and has two small children. She sells herbs which she gathers at dawn, dries them, and sells them by the kilo. Alicia needs a loan to buy more herbs and expand her business. She wants to begin saving for a machine that dries herbs.

Eulalia is married and has five children. She sells salt, grains, and herbs. She gathers the herbs in her community and takes them to the capital to sell. Eulalia needs a loan so she can increase the number of products she sells and thus earn more money. Her primary goal is to save enough money to buy a vehicle to use for transporting her merchandise to the capital.

In this group: Bertha, Felipa, Eusebia, Silvia Luz, Rufina, Eustaquia, Alejandra, Angelica, Ercilia, Margarita, Seferina, Celestina, Susana, Alicia, Elena, Luisa, Reyna, Bibiana, Fidela, Hermelinda, Yatsaly, Gloria Vicenta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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