A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy rice, potatoes and meat.


Pacaycasa Group's story

The Pacaycasa community bank is beginning its 22nd loan cycle with 16 members. All of the women have different businesses.

Carmen Rosa is a member of the community bank. She is married and has 2 children aged 11 and 4. She sells meals on Sundays in Orcasitas. She is requesting this loan to invest in buying supplies to make meals such as: rice, potatoes, condiments and meat. Carmen Rosa doesn't just sell food. She also works storing and selling goods in Cochinilla, Tara and Tuna. However, that work is seasonal.

Carmen Rosa enjoys her community bank's meetings because they promote values, they provide loans and she is able to save. Her dream is to open a grocery store and for her children to become professionals.

In this group: Carmen Rosa, Justina, Pelagia, Basilia, Victoria, Otilia, Carmen, Necida Neyda, Raymunda, Janet Magali, Odon, Zenobia Maurina, Lourdes Raquel, Marisol, Marlene, Sayda Evelin

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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