A loan of $1,650 helped a member to buy fruit and settle an outstanding debt with her supplier.

Juntos Podemos Group's story

The 'Juntos Podemos' (Together We Can) community bank is located in Huanchac district, in Cusco province and department.

One of the group's members is 36 year-old Xiomara. She is married and has 3 children. She lives in San Sebastián and works buying and selling fruit. She stocks her business from the suppliers who bring fruit from the valley and goes to the bus stop to buy her produce wholesale. She then sells her produce retail. She has been in this business for 13 years. Xiomara would like to have some capital for this season. Her produce is running out and she also owes a supplier an outstanding balance if she is to acquire more fruit. She will pay her outstanding balance and re-stock her business with seasonal fruit. She is requesting this loan to buy fruit and pay her debt to her supplier.

The other members of the group buy and sell clothes, toys, fruit, food and cheese. They are all requesting a loan to have capital for the month of December so that they can buy new merchandise.

The group's members are grateful to those who will take part in their dream by funding their loan and they pledge to make their repayments in a timely manner.

In this group: Matilde , Xioumara , Lourdes, Cerafina , Cleofe , Teofilo , Mery , Marilyn , Avidan Elisa, Jessica Elizabeth

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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