A loan of $4,250 helped a member buy more small animals and seeds.

Señor Pan De Azucar De Sacllo Group's story

The community of Sacllo is in the district and province of Calca in the department of Cusco in the centre of the Valle Sagrado (Sacred Valley) of the Inkas. Sacllo is known as a farming region, livestock and agriculture. Years ago, a group of female friends formed the Communal Bank, “Señor de Pan de Azúcar de Sacllo” (God of Bread and Sugar of Sacllo) and now find themselves in their 16th loan cycle. This group is formed by 12 women and 1 man – all are hard-working entrepreneurs who search for opportunities to get ahead and with their everyday efforts, hope to offer their children a better future. All of the members live in Sacllo. The businesses of the members include vegetable sales, food sales, fruit sales, chicha (alcoholic drink made from fermented maize) sales, milk sales, candy sales and small animal sales, and one member offers teaching services.

Basilia, a member of the Communal Bank, is single and has 3 kids. Basilia tells us with much pride that that she is getting ahead with her children, without the help of her partner. Basilia sells vegetables, breeds small animals and sells chicha (alcoholic drink made from fermented maize) made from jora (specially-prepared maize). Basilia is requesting the loan to buy more small animals and seeds.

The members are grateful for the opportunity they have been given and promise to meet their payments on schedule.

In this group: Basilia, Dolores, Paulina Macaria, Rufina, Cirila, Vilma, Carmen, Angelica, Patricia, Benita, Teresa, Jesus*, Florentina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste

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