A loan of $3,150 helped a member purchase trees to make into timber and firewood.


Confianza Group's story

Ninfa has been a member of the Confianza (Confidence) Community Bank for approximately the past three years. The group's members are from the community of Totoraccocha, province of Acobamba, department of Huancavelica. Ninfa is married and has eight children. She started out buying trees to make into firewood to sell in the municipality of Acobamba. Later on as the business kept growing she implemented the construction of an education center in her community by providing beams and other timber supplies. To date, she has provided Acobamba with planks, beams and timber for other construction projects. Now she owns a truck to transport her timber and firewood. She buys the trees from the surrounding communities of Totoraccocha and sells the timber supplies to the municipality of Acobamba and the firewood to local shops and bakeries. She carries out the work with the help of her husband, her children and her eldest son-in-law. She plans to use to the loan to invest in the purchase of more trees and make it into timber to sell. Ninfa wants to buy herself a van so she can be able to provide transportation services in her community.

In this group: Maura, Ninfa, Herlinda Reyna , Bertha, Lucia, Margarita Emilia, Constansa, Adelia, Albina, Sergia, Valvino

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein



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