A loan of $3,375 helped a member to sell their agricultural products — potatoes, corn, small animals (guinea pigs, pigs, hens) — on a small scale at the different local markets.

Inca Sevillanos Group's story

The "Inca Sevillanos" community bank was founded in September 2005 and is currently in its third loan cycle. It is made up of 12 members — eight women, four men — from Accha, Peru, about three hours from the city of Cusco. The female members are hard-working country women dedicate primarily to farming (cultivating corn, potatoes and beans) and raising livestock (cattle, sheep). The majority of them combine their agricultural activities with commerce, selling their products at the local market, in population centers and villages. The opportunity to access credit and savings is very valuable for them because it helps them generate income, which they put toward the family budget. They also value the training activities designed to improve familial relations with their husbands and children.

In this group: Luisa , Virginia, Jesusa, Agueda, Edwin, Mario, Virginia, Benedicta , Prima Felicitas, Remigio, Felipe, Rosalia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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Lenders and lending teams

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