A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy seed for her crops and to buy small animals such as guinea pigs, chickens and pigs.

Santa Catalina De Sillacancha Group's story

The borrower is Gabriela. She is 50 years old, married and has four children. The oldest is a professional the second is at university and the two youngest are at school. Gabriela, like all of her companions in the group, has various sources of income, one of which is agriculture: growing and selling fruit and vegetables and raising small animals such as chickens, guinea pigs and pigs.

Gabriela, like the rest of the group members, is asking for a loan in order to invest it it the purchase of seed for her crops and also to buy small animals such as guinea pigs, chickens and pigs. All the group members are very grateful to Kiva for helping them to consolidate their business. Gabriela is wearing a lime-green jumper, at the centre left of the group photo. She belongs to the communal bank “Santa Catalina de Sillacancha,” from the district of Sillacancha of the province of Calca del Cusco – Perú.

In this group: Evangelina, Hermitaña, Gabriela, Madera Huillca Paula, Victoria, Margarita, Teofila, Graciela, Patricia, Renee, Teodora, Susana, Yony, Julia Geronima, Ricardina, Erika Paula

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer KAROLINA KOSZELSKI

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