A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy rice, oil, noodles, tara, piglets, vegetables, candies, and to pay to lease land.

Pacaycasa Group's story

The Pacaycasa bank is starting their 18th cycle with 19 members. The members come from the district of Pacaycasa, 30 minutes outside of the city of Ayacucho.

The members have a variety of businesses such as the sale of vegetables, piglets, tara, small animals, general groceries, food, candies, fruit, and hand-made bricks.

Victoria is in a common-law marriage; she is 34 years old and has three children. Victoria has been selling candies at the entrance of the local high school for four years. Victoria also harvests tara on land she leases.

Aquilina is in a common-law marriage; she is 33 years old and has two children. Aquilina has a grocery store in her home and also raises pigs and guinea pigs.

Basilia is married, 38 years old and has four children. Basilia sells candies and fruit in the street in front of the high school as well as buying and selling tara and piglets.

The members need to borrow different amounts such as 300 soles, 600 soles and 900 soles for a total loan of 11,100 soles to the community bank.

The loans will be used to buy rice, oil, noodles, tara, piglets, vegetables, candies and to pay for the rental of land.

The members dream of giving their children a good education, of having homes of their own, of building their homes out of durable materials and of improving their businesses.

In this group: Justina, Pelagia , Basilia , Victoria , Sonia , Otilia , Carmen Rosa, Carmen , Necida Neyda, Carmen Rosa , Aquilina , Raymunda , Isabel , Rocio , Janet Magali , Odon , Marcelina , Serafina , Hilda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer L K

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