A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy rice, noodles, candies, furniture, gallon jugs, wheat, corn, fruit, clothing and potatoes.


Libertad Group's story

The "Libertad" Communal Bank begins its fourth cycle with 18 members. The members have different business, such as the sale of cereals, breads, fruit, food, linen goods, fruit juice, tubers, general groceries and clothing. Edith has a live-in partner, is 33 years old and has 3 children. She has a stall at the Carmen Alto market where she sells various types of potatoes, an activity that she does every day. Herminia, who has a live-in partner, is 35 years old and has 2 children. She sells food from a vending cart in the Magdalena market, an activity that she does every day in the mornings. Eugenia is married, is 35 years old and has 1 son. She sells merchandise from a vending cart in the Magdalena market. The members need different loan amounts, such as 300, 450 and 600 soles, making a total of 10,250 soles in loans from the Communal Bank. Their loans will be invested in the purchase of rice, noodles, candies, furniture, gallon jugs, wheat, corn, fruit, clothing and potatoes. The dream of the members is to improve their businesses, to have their own sites, to build their own houses and to offer a greater assortment of products in their businesses.

In this group: Maria Antonia , Julia , Edith Emilia , Delia , Guillermina , Pelaya , Eugenia, Herminia, Santa Suzana , Marleny , Reyna , Zenaida , Felicitas , Benedicta , Mariluz , Odilia , Alejandra , Sonia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tara Binetti



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