A loan of $575 helped a member yorina, Maribel, and Lily need loans of 600, 750, and 300 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying sugar, rice, cookies, chocolate, candies, medicines, seeds, fertilizer, and food for the cuys.


Lily's Group's story

Yorina, Maribel, and Lily are members of the community bank Musuq Wasi, which means "new house" in Quechua. They live in the Santo Domingo neighborhood and belong to the Jesus Nazareno district within the city of Ayacucho. In their community bank they have learned to be punctual and responsible, to save, how to educate their children, and about good nutrition.


Yorina is 22 years old. She has run a small grocery store for the past three years; little by little she has been able to add more products.
On the other hand Maribel is 27. She is married and has four children. Maribel raises guinea pigs, which are considered a delicacy. In addition she grows carrots, spinach, and lettuce, which she sells in Ayacucho. She started raising cuy six months ago and now sells them to different restaurants in the region.
Lily is 28 years old and lives with her partner and two children. Lily also grows vegetables and raises cuys. She started raising cuys one year ago with only three and now has 180 which she sells in the city of Ayacucho.


Yorina, Maribel, and Lily need loans of 600, 750, and 300 soles (3 soles = $1), which they will invest in buying sugar, rice, cookies, chocolate, candies, medicines, seeds, fertilizer, and food for the cuys.
They plan to use their savings to build a house and add capital to their business. Their dreams are to own a home, that their children receive good educations, and that their businesses continue to grow.

In this group: Lily, Maribel, Yorina



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