A loan of $2,900 helped a member to purchase new doors and windows.

Fe Y Alegria De Huancalle Group's story

The community bank named "Faith and Happiness of Huancalle" has been running for four years and it is maD. up of hard working and entrepreneurial members, looking for opportunities to get ahead and to proviD. a better future for their children. The community bank meetings are held every thirty days in Mari Luz's house, located in the community of Huancalle in the district and province of Taray and Calca, in Cusco. The majority of the members are agriculturists and farmers.

When we visited the community bank we interviewed Maria Luz. She is 33 years old and she was born in the community of Cora, in the district of San Sebastian. Maria Luz currently lives in the community of Huancalle together with her husband and their two children. She has been living in that community for the past 7 years and she is an agriculturist. She sells vegetables in the markets of Huancaro in the city of Cusco. She can be found on Saturdays at her stand from 8 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon. Maria Luz also makes her sales in the markets of Rosaspata, Wanchaq and Cacaparo on Mondays and Fridays. Maria Luz studied to be a nurse and she was elected to be the health promoter in the community, giving talks on nutrition, hygiene, and may other topics.

Maria Luz requests a loan in the amount of S/.800 nuevos soles. She would like to use the loan to renovate her home and purchase new doors and new windows. Maria Luz is one of the founding members of the community bank and she was elected as the secretary of the bank because she is a very punctual and responsible person.

In this group: Victoria, Cipriana, Maria Luz, Placida, Braulio, Alejandrina, Margarita, Valentina Juana, Antero, Alfredo, Violeta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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