A loan of $2,775 helped a member to purchase corn, potatoes, and vegetables.


La Ñusta Iii Group's story

La Nusta III is a communal bank belonging to Asociacion Arariwa (Kiva Field Partner) in the city of Calca (Cusco, Peru). The communal bank meetings are held every thirty days at a member's house. In a meeting we met Cerafina.

Cerafina has been a member of the communal bank "La Nusta III" for the past year and recently, by decision of the entire group, she was granted the seat of president. In the photo she is seated and she has a raised hand. The entire group decided on the name of the communal bank "La Nusta III" because they all thought it was a good name. The group is made up of 12 members who have all been with Asociacion Arariwa for many years.

Cerafina was been in Valle de Lares (Calca, Cusco) and she is 52 years old. She is the mother of nine children, some are dependents and some are independent. Cerafina is involved in the sale of vegetables in different markets in the region, for example in the cities of Conchacalla, Choquecancha, Lares, Cachin, Calca, and Sontococha. Cerafina plans on investing the funds from her loan in the purchase of corn, potatoes, and vegetables. She does not have a sales stand, so instead she sells itinerantly in the cities mentioned.

In this group: Cerafina, Graciela Isabel, Raul, Analy, Damiana, Ana, Rene, Maria Isabel, Avelina, Ronald, Justina, Vilma

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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