A loan of $4,450 helped a member to purchase chickens and animal feed.


Vida Plena (Paute) Group's story

The village bank La Vida Plena is made up of eight women and two men who live in the Uzhupud sector of the village of Paute where the weather is warm and the land is fertile. The most beautiful flowers and fruits are grown in this land. The members of this group make a living raising livestock. The members are friendly, humble, and conserve the culture and tradition of their villages. One of the members is Gabriela. This is her second loan with the village bank La Vida Plena to where she was originally invited by a neighbor. She enjoys these types of loans because they unify the bonds of friendships among her neighbors while also improving their financial situations. Gabriela is a 25 year old married woman with two children of six and four years old who are currently in grade school. Her husband is a brick layer and they live in their own home. Gabriela spends most of her time at home taking care of the errands. To help her husband with the home expenses she raises and sells pigs and guinea pigs. She also cultivates and harvests their land to sell in the market. She will invest this loan to purchase chickens to grow her livestock and will also purchase animal feed. Her goal is to give her children the best education so they can become professionals.

In this group: Gabriela De Los Angeles, María Verónica, Rosa Isabel, Gloria Esperanza, María Verónica, Diego Patricio, María Lourdes, Carlos Santiago*, María Cecilia, Santos Hermelinda
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christian Lopez


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