A loan of $4,150 helped a member to buy chickens and guinea pigs.


Santa Rosa De Lima De Conchacalla Group's story

The group are members of the communal bank "Santa Rosa de Lima de Conchacalla". The communal bank is located in the district of Anta in the province of Anta, department of Cusco. Bernardina is in a civil union, is 46 years old and has one child. She works in her business, which is a grocery store. She sells basic needs items like rice, sugar, milk, and oil. She has had the business for 20 years and she also has a business raising animals like pigs, guinea pigs, and chickens. She fattens them up, raises them, and then sells them in various markets. She wants to get her child ahead through these businesses. Her dream is to have a storefront where she can sell her animals. She is requesting this loan to buy chickens and guinea pigs. The members whose photos have been added to the group photo took those photos later because they asked to miss the meeting due to work obligations. The other members make their livings selling milk, corn, food, and livestock. The member is grateful to those who are part of realizing her dream through this medium and she has committed to making her payments on time.

In this group: Bernardina, Valentina Faustina, Ricardina , Margarita , Toribia , Norma , Julia *, Biviana , Vicentina , Juana *, Nelly, Katy
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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