A loan of $3,950 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, tomato, onion, hens, pigs, plantain, oranges and apples/Para la compra de arroz, azúcar, aceite, tomate, cebolla, gallina, cerdos, plátano, naranja, manzana.


Angeles De La Paz Group's story

The Community Bank 'Angeles D. la Paz' ('Angels of Peace') is starting its third cycle with 16 members.


The members have different types of businesses like selling food, vegetables, fruit, drinks, hardware, groceries in general and offering a taxi service.


In Francisca's case, she is separated and is 60 years old with 4 kids. Francisca sells food on foot and also in markets, and she has a small grocery stO. in her house. Francisca needs a loan of 900 soles; money that she will invest in buying rice and sugar.


In Maria's case, she is married, 45 years old and has 3 kids. Maria dedicates herself to buying and selling vegetables. Maria needs a loan of 300 soles which she will invest in buying carrots and onions.


The members need different loan amounts like 300 soles, 600 soles and 900 soles, making a total of 12,800 soles of loans for the Community Bank.


Their loans will be invested in buying rice, sugar, oil, tomatoes, onions, hens, pigs, plantain, oranges and apples.


The members' dreams are to build houses, enlarge their businesses and for their kids to finish their studies.

In this group: Norma , Maria , Simion , Emiliano , Maria Elena , Eduardo , Primitiva, Francisca , Lourdes , Lucio Pedro , Soledad , Albina, Ruth , Walter , Efrain , Fidencio

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Liz Harvey



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