A loan of $5,625 helped a member buy bags of rice and sugar.


Apu Kañacway Group's story

The community bank Apu Kañacway is made up of a group of friends and neighbours from the community of Patria.

41-year old Josefa lives in Patria. She is a responsible, friendly person who is doing well as she earns her living selling basics such as rice, sugar, pasta, oil, detergent, and soap. She now needs a loan to buy bags of rice and sugar and increase her working capital.

This community bank comprises a group of people who are always looking for ways to get on and who make a daily effort to provide their children with a better future. The members are involved in agriculture, selling wood, groceries and food, and raising animals etc.

They are grateful for this opportunity and promise to pay back the money according to the established schedule.

(The community of Patria is known for its products from the rainforest, its accommodation and restaurants, and because it is the gateway to the Manu National Park.)

In this group: Willian Enrique, Josefa, Maria Otilia, Telesforo Segundo, Teresa, Rosa, Casimira, Delicia, Magdalena, Braulio, Valentin*, Adela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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