A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy ingredients for preparing her dishes, such as rice, potatoes, noodles and also drinks.


Amistad Del Sur Group's story

The communal bank "Amistad del Sur" ["Friendship of the South"] was established in the Chasquipampa area. It is entering its third lending cycle after having completed its first one. The bank is made up of 8 members, who work in a variety of activities.

One is Señora Beatriz, who works selling food at various sports fields. She doesn't live with her husband as they are separated, and she she has two children who are attending university. The work that she undertakes is very self-sacrificing, as everything she does, she does for her children who also help her out with her work. She has the sole goal of seeing her children become professionals, so she is very grateful for the trust being placed in her and her association. Señora Beatriz works hard for the well-being of her children, as this is her sole source of income to support her family.

With the money from the loan, she will purchase ingredients for preparing her dishes, such as rice, potatoes, noodles, and also drinks.

In this group: Esteban Simon , Agapito Luis , Beatriz Cristina , Diego Edgar , Maria Del Carmen, Lourdes, Adrian Danie, Adela
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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