A loan of $3,675 helped a member to buy yellow corn.

San Cristobal De Aparquilla Group's story

The member belongs to the “San Cristóbal D. Aparquilla” communal bank located in the town of Aparquilla in Anta Province, Cusco Department.

The member is Marina, 57. She’s married and has three living children who are 31, 26 and 20 years of age. She’s a cereal and dry goods merchant. Her main activity is farming. She has fields where she grows white and yellow corn. She also sells various grains like wheat, yellow corn, purple corn, white corn, beans, Lima beans and barley in different communities and every week on Wednesdays she takes her products to Urubamba Province and sells them there; she already has her contacts.

She wants to use the loan to buy yellow corn at wholesale because she has some customers that seek her out because they want to buy yellow corn to prepare “jora” which is the main ingredient in “chicha D. jora” (corn-based beverage). She will invest the loan in the purchase of yellow corn.

[The member Juana’s picture appears to the siD. of the group photo because on the day the meeting took place she was traveling but she came back this morning to sign all the agreements for the loan; this is why she took a picture separate from the group.] The other group members are farmers, raise livestock and small farm animals and are general retailers.

The member is grateful for the support she’ll get and pledges to make her installment payments in a disciplined manner.

In this group: Maleni *, Cirila, Juana Dolores , Melchora, Juana, Julia, Marina, Ysabel *, Yony, Ancelma, Maria , Cirila , Noemi Maritza, Vilma
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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