A loan of $3,850 helped a member to purchase vegetables and chickens and guinea pigs in order to capitalize her commercial activities.


San Cristobal De Aparquilla Group's story

The member is Sra. Cirila, who is 50 years old, married and has three children. She, like most of the members in her communal bank, raises small animals, sells vegetables and also has a small store where she sells basic supplies. She also uses her store to sell “chicha de jora” (corn liquor).

There are two members of this communal bank with the same name (Cirila). Our featured member is the one in the photo who has her arms around a little girl.

The members of this group are requesting their respective loans to capitalize their businesses and, in most cases, to stock merchandise, such as vegetables and purchase small animals, such as guinea pigs and chickens.

Cirila is a very kind person who is always ready to help others. She is proud of helping her three children to get ahead. All of them are in school; one is attending the university, the second is at an institute of higher learning and the last is at an academy preparing for the university.

Cirilia is very grateful for the help from KIVA because it is enabling her to strengthen her businesses and to provide for her three children’s education so they can secure a better future.

She belongs to the “Patrón Salvador del Mundo” Communal Bank in San Salvador District in Calca Province in Cusco Department, Perú.

In this group: Cirila, Juana Dolores*, Fermin, Juana, Marina, Yony, Maleni, Ancelma*, Maria, Cirila, Cirilo
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney



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