A loan of $4,050 helped a member to buy sacks of flour.


Las Acllas Group's story

The community bank Las Acllas is starting its fourth loan cycle with 16 members who are from the Vischongo district of the province of VilcasH., which is located 3 hours from the city of Ayacucho.
The members run different businesses such as selling general groceries, bread, cheese, young animals, meet, candy, food, and carpentry services.
This is the case for Aydee, who is the secretary of the community bank. Aydee lives with her partner and has no children. She has been a member of the bank for 1 year. Aydee has a bakery, and she started this business buy selling break and cakes from a small cart. She currently rents a small store where she sells her bread and also general groceries, which she does with the help of her husband. Her loan will be used to buy sacs of flour. Aydee dreams of owning her own bakery premises and of having two good children to whom she can offer the best in life.
The members need different loan amounts like 300 soles, 500 soles, 600 soles, making a total of 11,500 soles for the whole community bank.

In this group: Valeriana, Juana , Julia, Narcisa , Felicitas, Irene Maxi, Juana Gliceria, Celia , Lucila Celia, Aydee, Martha, Gladys, Felicitas, Rosa, Marcelina, Lourdes

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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