A loan of $5,300 helped a member to buy sacks of rice and sugar in bulk.

Virgen Del Carmen De Vizcochoni Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the Communal Bank “Virgen del Carmen de Vizcochoni” in the community of Vizcochoni. This Communal Bank consists of several people who look at each moment as an opportunity to move forward. Through their daily efforts, they have been able to provide a better future for their children. The members engage in businesses such as agriculture, selling food, selling groceries, fattening cattle, making handicrafts, raising livestock, raising small animals, and other trades.

Aquelina, age 44, is a friendly and responsible person who has been able to move her family forward. She lives in the community of Vizcochoni, which is 20 minutes from the capital of the District of Huancarani. She engages in farming, selling food, and selling basic necessity products. Aquelina has been a member of her Communal Bank for many years and is taking this opportunity to request a loan so that she can buy sacks of rice and sugar in bulk since the prices are cheaper.

In general, the members are appreciative of the opportunity they have received and promise to complete their loan payments according to the established terms. The community of Vizcochoni is located in the District of Colquepata, which is in Paucartambo Province, Department of Cusco, Peru.

In this group: Aquelina, Dominga, Estefa, Justina, Marlene, Gavina, Lucia, Santusa, Dominga, Irma, Valentina, Carmela, Natividad, Jesusa, Balvina, Luisa, Rusbel*, Manuela Justina, Feliciana, Savina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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