A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy milk, sugar, oil, and rice.


Las Rosas De Calca Group's story

These members are part of the Communal Bank “Las Rosas de Calca” (The Roses of Calca), which is located in the District of Calca, Calca Province, Department of Cusco.

One of the members is Sra. Natividad. She is 33 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has four children. Natividad works at her grocery business. She sells basic necessities such as rice, sugar, milk, and oil. Natividad has a space at the market where her grocery store is located. She works from 8:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. Her business has been in existence for one year and it is doing very well. Her dream is to expand her grocery store. She is requesting a loan in order to buy milk, sugar, oil, and rice.

The other members engage in businesses such as selling wool, selling food, selling groceries, and selling vegetables.

Natividad is grateful to those who have helped fulfill her dream in this manner. Therefore, she promises to complete her payments according to the established terms.

In this group: Natividad, Nicolaza, Sofia, Maria, Florencio, Rosalia*, Rosa, Ermitanio, Wilbert
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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