A loan of $1,550 helped a member to purchase 2 calves.

Marca Valle Group's story

The Marca Valle cooperative bank starts its second cycle with 13 members from the district of Lircay, located in the Huancavelica region. The principal activity in this community is agriculture (potatoes, beans, and corn). Leona is a member of the Marca Valle cooperative bank, serving on the executive committee this cycle in the role of Secretary. She is married, and has 4 children, two boys and two girls, who are studying at the local school.

Leona has worked since she was a girl, as she was orphaned at a young age. Initially, Leona sold cheese and eggs and now, thanks to the additional capital from the loans, she dedicates herself to selling meat and livestock. She gives thanks for the loans she has received, because they have allowed her to save and to make her payments on schedule. Leona needs a loan to purchase 2 calves that she will raise until they’re ready to sell, which probably would not be until November. Leona works very hard, as she wants her children to complete their studies and become professionals. Her dream is to see her cows grow strong and become milk-producing.

In this group: Julia, Jesusa, Jesusa Maria, Rosalvina, Rosa Genoveva, Dominga, Eustaquia, Teodora, Eugenia, Sonia, Leona, Gregoria, Alejandra

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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