A loan of $4,425 helped a member their loans will be invested in the purchase of cheese, rice, sugar, shoes, school supplies, sweaters, pants, firewood, medicines, meat, animals.


Amistad Group's story

The Amistad Communal Bank began its third cycle with 20 members. The members have different businesses such as selling cheese, shoes, groceries, clothing, small animals, firewood, production of juices and pharmacology. As is the case with Primativa who is married, is 39 years old and has 5 children, Primitiva sells cheese that she buys in the market from a moving cart.

On the other hand Elsa is separated, 44 years old and has 3 children; Elsa sells various kinds of footwear at the Sunday market in San Juan, she acquires her products in the city of Lima.

Edna is married, is 40 years old and has 2 children, Edna has a spot in the Nery García market where she sells groceries, an activity that she does every day.

The members need different loan amounts as 300 soles, 600 soles, 1000 soles, 900 soles for a total of 14,100 soles in loans from Banco Comunal. Their loans will be invested in the purchase of cheese, rice, sugar, shoes, school supplies, sweaters, pants, firewood, medicines, meat, animals. The dreams of the members are to increase their business, that their children succeed and become professionals, and to have enough savings for old age and to progress.

In this group: Donatilda, Primitiva , Ana Cristina, Edna Marcelina, Mariana Lucia, Elizabeth , Marleni , Rosalyn Stetlana , Cleofe , Elsa , Mercedes , Yaquelin , Elena, Gloria , Nancy , Clementina , Maria Angela , Hilda , Maria Trinidad , Ana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Helen Smith



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