A loan of $2,775 helped a member purchase supplies and merchandise.


La Unión Group's story

The communal group “L. Unión” has 11 members, most of whom are mothers and live in the Cusco area. Most of the group members are investing their loans to buy more merchandise for their small businesses such as kiosks and general stores. One general store owner will buy rice, olive oil and pasta to increase her merchandise. Another will buy more medicine to sell at his drugstore.

Maritza, the group leader, makes crochet and macramé bags by hand and sells them at a local market for between 35 and 45 soles (approximately $10 - $15 USD). The crochet bags take one day to make, while the macramé bags maD. by hand take two days. Martiza will buy supplies to make more bags with her loan.

As the group leader, Martiza says that it is her responsibility to proviD. support for the mothers to help them make their payments, achieve their personal goals, and get ahead in life. She is 46 years old, and married with two children. The women appreciate the loan and are dedicated to repaying it as scheduled.

In this group: Maritza, Elena*, Patricia, Tania América, Magdalena, Juan Miguel *, Haydee, Herculana, Livia, Norka Raquel, Yessica
*not pictured



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