A loan of $3,550 helped a member to invest in the various enterprises.

Los Comerciantes De Andahuaylillas Group's story

Eleven members make up this friendly group known as the "LOS COMERCIANTES DE ANDAHUAYLILLAS" communal bank. The members live in the Andahuaylillas district which is 45 minutes by car from the city of Cusco.
The members alternate their different activities with their main activities which are agriculture, livestock farming and retail sales. The women in the group, for the most part, sell prepared meals in the town's central market. Some of them raise small farm animals (guinea pigs, baryard fowl, pigs) for sale. Still others have grocery stores or sell music CDs or movies. Our members little by little increase their sales making their enterprises more prosperous and of wider variety. Every so often they reinvent themselves to be more competitive with other merchants. They request this loan to invest in their various business enterprises.
Our members are grateful for and greatly value the funds obtained through this method and commit to the total repayment of their debt in the time frame agreed upon and pledge to continue forward despite difficulties.

In this group: Higidia, Juana, Ernestina, Julia, Victoria, Luz Marina, Candy Yurico, Miriam, Rosario, Juana, Jose Luis

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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