A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy seeds and manure.

Rio Mapacho Group's story

Francisca, 31, is married. She’s a kind, responsible woman who supports her family. She lives in the community of Huaccancca in Challabamba District where she carries out her daily activities. She works selling vegetables for she has several parcels of land where she grows potatoes, corn and vegetables. On this occasion she needs the loan to buy seeds and manure.

A group of friends and neighbors formed the “Río Mapacho” (Mapacho River) communal bank in Challabamba District. The communal bank consists of people who are always seeking opportunities to get ahead and with their daily effort provide a better future for their children. The members work in agriculture, animal husbandry, selling food, raising livestock and small farm animals. In general, they are grateful for the opportunity provided and commit to make their various payments as scheduled.
(Challabama District is in Paucartambo Province, Cusco Department.)

In this group: Francisco, Benigno, Francisca, Julian, Filberto, Sebastiana, Lucio, Hermogenes, Fortunato, Alberto
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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