A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy chickens and pigs.

Araza Group's story

The people pictured above are all member of the communal bank ARAZA. This bank is located in the Urcos district, in Urcos province, Cusco department.

Brigida, 29, lives with her partner and has five children. She works raising animals like chickens and pigs. She fattens them up and then sells them in different markets. She also takes them to different places like Puerto Maldonado. She works from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. She has been working in this business for five years and it's going very well for here. Her dream is to have a place where she can sell the animals. She is applying for the loan to buy chickens and pigs. The other members have businesses selling animals, business with fabric for sweaters, a restaurant business, and a business selling fruit. Brigida is thankful for those who are contributing to her dream in this way and she promises to make her payments on time.

In this group: Brigida, Hilma, Francisco*, Maria Dominga, Fresia, Fredy*, Gerardo, Libertad Ana Maria, Francisca, Basilia, Benita
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caitlin Jones

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