A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy rice and sugar.


Kutimuy Group's story

The Kutimuy Communal Bank (Kutimuy means “to return” in quechua) begins its 42nd cycle with 13 members. Zoila is a long-time member: she started with another communal bank, saving 1 dollar, and now she is part of the Kutimuy Communal Bank and has maD. new friends. During this time she has learned to be punctual, responsible and, most of all, to save her money, and this way she could finish building her house. Zoila is 60 years old and she lives with her nieces, who are under her responsibility. She has set up a shop in her house where she sells groceries, vegetables and meat, and her niece helps her in this business. Moreover, Zoila travels to various fairs, where she sells vegetables, bread and buys cereals and meat she then resells in her shop. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy rice and sugar. Zoila dreams of increasing her savings for her old age and of excelling in her job even more.

In this group: Benigna Zoila, Marina, Viviana, Silvia , Beatriz, Victoria, Victoria , Brith Karen, Aurea, Nely Hilda, Bertha Eudosia, Marcelina, Julia Teodora
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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