A loan of $2,475 helped a member invest in their businesses.

Trabajando Juntos Group's story

The community bank Trabajando Juntos (Working Together), is located in Huancavelica. The principal activity in this area is the business of selling basic needs products and farming outsiD. of the community.
Rosa, has 3 children, 20, 18 and 15 years old. She is a cook and owns a restaurant. It is going well for her, her life is more organized. She requests a loan of 500 soles for the purchase of rice, sugar, noodles and other products needed for the productions of meals. Her dream is to buy land in Lima.
Irene lives with her spouse and has 5 children between 25 and 16 years of age. She started by selling liquor and now sells food because she owns a restaurant. She makes the meals herself and it is a family style restaurant. She will invest her loan of 400 soles in her business, in the purchase of groceries. Her dream is to buy a larger piece of land more adequate for her business, a space for which she now rents.
Sebastiana is married and has 1 son of 17 years of age. She started out buying animals, such as sheep, in small quantities. She now has larger quantities and the help of her husband. She has grown her business since she has a farm and now has a vehicle which allows her to get around faster. She is requesting a loan of 600 soles for the purchase of animals such as alpacas and sheep, which she will sell in the markets. Her dream is to finish paying off her vehicle which gives her the means to transport her merchandise.

In this group: Irene, Cynthia Mabel, Bibiana , Luis Antonio, Rosa Edelmira, Maria, Justina Feliciana, Magaly, Sebastiana, Laura , Miguel Angel, Maribel, Delia Doris, Nadia Elian, Mariline Taty

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit

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