A loan of $1,650 helped a member invest in the businesses of 13 Community Bank members.


Virgen De Fátima Group's story

The Virgin of "Fátima" Community Bank is located in the community of Huando, in the district of Huando in the suburb of Huancavelica. This community is in an agricultural, ranching and commercial area. There is enough economic activity, as they sell buns, empanadas and cracklings to passing busses and cars.


Lilia C. is a single mother to her 3 children. Lilia sells embroidery in Huando when there are orders, but sells more in Santiago. Lilia fights for her children day after day. She is asking for a loan to purchase animals to sell as well as to purchase embroidery floss to make cloth. Her dream is to watch her children become professionals.


Vicenta T. is married and has 4 children. Vicenta owns a store where she sells many things. Little by little she has expanded her business, and now sells vegetables, soft drinks and beer. Vicenta will use the loan to purchase more merchandise such as sweets, and fruit. She dreams that her children complete their education.


Giovanna L. cohabits and has a 10 month old daughter. She sells matches. She is thankful for the loans and for your trust in her. Giovanna wants to come out ahead and save money so that she can open her own store.

In this group: Lilia, Vicenta, Giovana, Irma, Nelly, Elena Clarisa, Gloria Norma, Roxana, Dionicia, Virginia, Ynocencia, Gloria, Hermelinda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jordan Shanker



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