A loan of $5,100 helped a member buy chickens and guinea pigs, and food to feed them.

Mama Simona Group's story

The borrowers are members of the "Mama Simona" communal bank, located in the Poroy district of Cusco province, in the department of Cusco. One member of the group is Mauricia, who is 46 years old and lives with her common-law husband and three children.

Mauricia works raising and selling animals. She raises guinea pigs and chickens, helping them grow and fatten up, and then she sells them at various markets. With this small business she is helping her children get ahead in life. Her dream is to have her own store from which to sell the chickens and guinea pigs. Mauricia is asking for a loan to buy more chickens and guinea pigs, and food to feed them.

Other members of this communal bank make a living doing things like selling animals, selling meat, running a small store, and selling prepared food.

The two loan group members whose photos were added at the bottom left had to be photographed after the group meeting because of their work schedules.

Mauricia would like to thank those who help make her dream a reality through Kiva and she promises to pay back her loan installments as scheduled.

In this group: Mauricia, Gregoria, Estela, Liz Jhosselin, Rossmery, Hilaria, Ninfa, Paulina, Yaneth, Sabina, Gervacia*, Raul*

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Fountain

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