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

Arco Iris Group's story

Greetings from Peru. We introduce the Communal Bank "Arco Iris (Rainbow)," which is a group made ​​up of 12 members who work mostly in the production and sale of dairy products such as cheese and milk. Through their businesses they generate income for their families. This time we will learn more about our partner Narcisa.

Narcisa sells cheese, a business that she has been doing over 10 years. Her desire to have her own business and improve her economic situation was the reason to start her own business. As a second activity she offers tamales that she sells door to door. These businesses have allowed her to improve supporting her children with their studies. She is happy because her work can continue to support her mother who is in her care.

Narcisa's greatest desire is to finish building her house because it is only wood. The requested loan is going to be allocated to her business by buying cheese to fulfill her orders. Narcisa is separated and has 2 independent children. She thanks those who made this loan possible, which helps her achieve her goals. In the photo, Narcisa is in the back row, the third from the right side wearing a blue polo shirt and grey vest.

In this group: Esmeni Liberata , Roberta Celinda , Jesus , Sabina Ignacia , Gudelia Benerilda , Hermenejildo Andres , Benilda Sabina , Narcisa Bethy , Narcisa , Gilberto Enil , Eloy Guillermo , Maria Isabel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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