A loan of $4,900 helped a member to buy rice, oil and food ingredients.

Paz Y Amor Group's story

Ynes is a member of the Paz y Amor communal bank which is beginning its 18th year with 20 members. Ynes is the president of the bank and is 28 years old with two children, ages 11 and 8.

On Saturdays and Sundays Ynes sells food at the Huayllapamnpa sports field and the rest of the week she works out of her home selling soft drinks and other beverages.

She is requesting the loan to buy ingredients for her food sales. Ynes likes the meetings at the communal bank because she learns about her rights and how to work. She likes to save her money. Her dream is for her children to have professional careers.

In this group: Ynes, Erlinda, Marcelina, Guillermina, Donatilda, Amanda, Juan Carlos, Maria Rosa, Haydee, Dennise, Demetria, Liz, Soledad, Haydee, Hilda, Maribel, Rosa Luz, Ancelmo, Dolores, Filomena Fructuosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess.

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