A loan of $3,350 helped a member buy groceries, vegetables, and candy.


Nueva Semillita De Santillana Group's story

The members of the community bank "New Little Seed of Santillana" are from the community of San José D. Secce, in the Santillana district in the Huanta province. The principal activities in the community are agriculture and raising livestock.

Vicenta is the president of the community bank. She is married and has five children. This is the first time that she has joined a community bank. Vicenta has a store in her house, which is located on the main plaza of the community. She sells groceries in general. Her business began with the sale of candies, food, and bread. Little by little she established her store and still continues selling food. Her loan will be invested in the purchase of groceries, vegetables, and candies.

Vicenta's dreams are that her business will grow, her children will do well in their studies, and to buy a plot of land in the city of Huanta and construct a house where her children can live to continue their higher education.

In this group: Yolanda , Martha , Georgina, Victoria , Vicenta, Juana , Sacarias , Carlos Efrain, Julian, Nicanor , Dina , Dolores
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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