A loan of $2,650 helped a member to buy food and groceries.

Chirapaq Group's story

The members of the Communal Bank Chirapaq (“Rainbow” in Quechua) are from the community of Sachabamba in the district of Chiara, department of Ayacucho. The community is an hour away from the city of Ayacucho. The principle activities in the zone are animal husbandry and agriculture.
Justo is assistant treasurer of the Communal Bank and has been a member for 2 years. Justo is married and has 5 children. He has a restaurant where he also sells drinks. His business is located in the main plaza of Sachabamba. Justo started out by selling china, pots and dishes in the district fair. He buys his goods in the district fair. Justo is seeking a loan to buy vegetables and groceries.
Justo’s dreams are to improve the quality of life of his children, give them a good education and have his own capital.

In this group: Justo, Feliciana, Felicitas, Nancy Nelly, Juana Emerenciana, Isidora, Gloria, Rosa, Gloria, Juana, Terencia, Dionisia, Elias, Valentina, Lourdes

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacqueline Demeranville

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