A loan of $3,775 helped a member to purchase more chickens and guinea pigs.


El Gran Chaparral Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the "El Gran Chaparral" communal bank in the village of Patria. Olinda is 32 years old and lives in the village of Patria. She's a responsible and kind person who gets ahead because of her main business, which is raising small animals such as guinea pigs and chickens. On this occasion she requests the loan in order to purchase more chickens and guinea pigs so she can increase her working capital. This communal bank is comprised of various people who continuously seek opportunities to get ahead and provide a better future for their children through their daily efforts. The members work in farming, selling wood, selling clothing, selling food, raising small animals, and selling snacks and other items. The members in general give thanks for the opportunity they've been given and pledge to comply with their individual repayments within schedule. (The village of Patria is known for the trade of forest produce and also for lodging services and restaurants. It's an entry point to Manu National Park.)

In this group: Rosa Elena , Hugo Gregorio, Selmira Karen, Pio, Olinda, Juana, Aide*, Jose, Edwin, Anastasia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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