A loan of $6,125 helped a member to buy merchandise such as rice and milk for her business.

Las Hijas De Maria Group's story

These members belong to the “LAS HIJAS DE MARIA” communal bank. The bank is located in the district of Cuzco, in the province and department of Cuzco.

María Mercedes is 47, married and has 3 children. She alternates her family activities with her store. She sells different types of products, such as rice, sugar, milk, snacks, sodas and more. She has been in this business for years and it is going well for her thanks to the hard work she puts into it every day. She works at her business Monday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., approximately. This can vary according to the activities she may have on any day. She is a responsible and hardworking person and that is how she gets her family ahead.

She is asking for the loan to buy merchandise such as rice and milk for her business. She is in the inserted photo, and apologized for arriving at the meeting late. The other members' businesses are selling churros, a small grocery store, a bookstore, handmade crafts, selling furniture, and raising guinea pigs.

Maria Mercedes is thankful to the people who are a part of her dream in this way and is committed to making her payments on time.

In this group: Lidia, Silvia*, Maria Victoria, David Gaudencio, Maria Mercedes, Yanett Del Pilar, Ninoska, Ruth Marina, Cecilia , Cesar Augusto, Saul
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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