A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy sacks of rice, sacks of sugar, noodles, cooking oil, milk, and other products.


Patron Santiago De Ccoc-Hua Group's story

A group of friends and neighbors formed the communal bank “Patron Santiago de Ccoc-Hua” in the community of Ccoc – Hua (Ccoc – Hua is located in the Curahuasi district of Abancay province, in the department of Apurimac). This communal bank is comprised of people who are constantly seeking opportunities to get ahead. With their daily efforts, the members of this group are providing a better future for their children. These individuals work in agriculture, handicrafts, food sales, animal husbandry, and other occupations.

Aniceta is raising her hand in the photograph. She is 36 years old and has 4 children. She was born in the community of Ccoc-Hua, and this is where she has her business. Aniceta sells staple consumer goods such as rice, sugar, noodles, cooking oil, bread, and other items. She also works in agriculture, cultivating beans and making the beverage chicha de jora (a traditional, corn-based beverage). She is a responsible person, and so her neighbors did not hesitate to invite her to join the communal bank. At this time, Aniceta needs a loan to buy sacks of rice, sacks of sugar, noodles, cooking oil, milk, and other products.

(At the bottom of the photo, two members appear who asked permission to be absent from the meeting.)

In this group: Jose Luis, Luz Marina, Victor Victoriano, Carmen, Santos, Maria, Aniceta, Pascual, Raul, Yeral, Carlos

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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