A loan of $5,375 helped a member to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Virgen Del Carmen De Vizcochoni Group's story

A group of friends and neighbors formed the “Virgen del Carmen de Vizcochoni” communal bank in the Vizcochoni community. This communal bank is made up of various persons who constantly search for opportunities to get ahead and provide a better future to their children through their daily efforts. The members are farmers, sell food and prepared food, raise livestock, make arts and crafts, raise small animals, and other things.

Dominga is 46 years old and is a responsible, friendly person who gets her family ahead. She’s from Vizcochoni, 20 minutes from the capital of the Huancarani district. She is a farmer, and raises small animals, and livestock. She has been with the communal bank for several years and needs a loan to buy seeds and fertilizer.

The members are grateful for the opportunity and are committed to making their payments on time. (The people in the lower part of the photograph were not able to attend the meeting) (The Vizcochoni community is located in the Colquepata district, within the Paucartambo province, in the Cusco department of Peru.)

In this group: Aquelina, Dominga, Estefa, Justina, Marlene, Gavina, Lucia, Irma, Valentina, Carmela, Natividad, Balvina, Luisa, Rusbel, Manuela Justina, Feliciana, Savina, Santusa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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