A loan of $3,400 helped a member to purchase seeds, pay for the tractor that prepares the land, and purchase the fertilizer for the new crop of white corn.


Virgen De La O Group's story

The member belongs to the Virgen D. La O communal bank; the bank is located in the Yucay district, Urubamba province, Cusco department. The member is Mrs. Higidia; she is 57 and married. She has 6 children. She works in agriculture and retail. She has a plot of land on which she produces corn for export. She generally has clients to whom she directly sells all of her white corn crop. White corn is a large, sweet grain. She works her land, which is located in Tarabamba. Two of her children are independent and the other 4 still depend on her. She usually invests her income from her crops in her children's studies, in the purchase of household supplies, and other items. She needs this loan to invest in the purchase of seeds, fertilizers and a tractor which will till the land to prepare for the new corn crop. She is requesting to purchase seeds, to pay for the tractor that prepares the land, and to purchase the fertilizer for the new crop of white corn. The other members work in agriculture; sell corn and dry products; raise small animals; and teach. The member is grateful for the support provided and also promises to be disciplined with the repayments of the quotas. The small photograph is of Hortencia, who had permission to arrive late to the group meeting. At the moment that she came the other 5 members had already left.

In this group: Matilde , Fabian , Higidia, Teodora *, Hortencia, Ceferina, Nely , Liz Eveling , Rosslinda, Jesusa
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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