A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy merchandise such as soft drinks for her business.

San Cristobal De Aparquilla Group's story

These members belong to a communal bank called "San Cristobal of Aparquilla," located in Anta District, Anta Province in the department of Cusco.

This member is Cirila, who is 52, in a common law marriage, and has 3 children. She alternates her day-to-day activities with her grocery store business where she sells a variety of products like rice, sugar, milk, candy, soft drinks,etc. She also makes her living raising young animals like guinea pigs and selling chicha [corn beer]. Cirila feels happy with her businesses because they bring her satisfaction, both personal and financial. She hopes to be able to continue working so she can keep on supporting her family.

Cirila is seeking a loan to buy merchandise, like soft drinks, for her business.

The other members earn their livings selling dried grains; running a grocery; selling cheese; selling feed; selling milk; and raising young animals. The member shown in the attached photo requested permission to come late to the meeting because she had to work.

Cirila appreciates the members who are part of this dream and promises to make her payments in full and on time.

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

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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