A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy merchandise.


Corocoreña Group's story

The community association 'Las Corocoreñas' is beginning its first loan cycle. The group is composed of eight members and headed by a board of directors. Señora María Benita is president, Señora Elizabeth treasurer, and Señora Rosario secretary.

María Benita sells coca leaves, well-known as natural remedy for ‘soroche’ or altitude sickness, and for stomach ache. She has had this business for twenty years and currently has a stall opposite the Corazón de Cobre market.

This first loan will be used to buy merchandise. The members of the group have a variety of service and commercial businesses: coco leaf selling; neighbourhood store; stall selling pasankalla (type of quinoa), pasta, and tostados; cosmetic and supplies sales; milk products sales; and jewelry store.

In this group: Maria Benita, David, Rosario Paulina, Elizabeth Eugenia, Alicia Martina, Zulema Elizabeth, Noemi Sonia, Julia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


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