A loan of $550 helped bUYING MERCHANDISE SUCH AS RICE, SUGAR, BEANS, ETC. FOR HER NEW STORE.


Vilma's story

Vilma lives in the community of Cajamarca with her husband and their 7 children, of whom 3 are independent and 4 still depend upon her.

Vilma sells chicha (the local home-made beer) and groceries, plus she raises animals such as hens and guinea pigs. Just 4 months ago, she opened a small food store where she sells beer and many other things. You can find her in her store, located in her home, 7 days a week, from 6:00 in the morning until 7:00 in the evening, or until she runs out of bread.

With this loan, Vilma hopes to receive 1,500 new sols. She would like to use the money to buy more merchandise, including, for example, rice, sugar, beans, etc.

The “Señor de Ccoyllority Cachimayo” Communal Bank has functioned for 3 ½ years. Vilma has belonged to this communal bank for 3 years and its going well. The members are devotees of Taytacho Ccoyllority (The Lord of the Brilliant Snow) and for this reason, they gave the bank that name.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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