A loan of $3,625 helped a member to reinvest in their various businesses.


Gran Fortaleza De San Jeronimo Group's story

This group belongs to the communal bank "La Fortaleza de San Jeronimo." The group is comprised of 14 members who are happy and very well organized. One of the members, Senora Mery F., is absent, due to the fact that she injured her hand three days prior, but pictured in her place is her sister. This group meets in the Huanchac distract where the bank is located. These members alternate their activities in the home with retail trade in all its forms: one member sells ceviche (a typical dish of Peru made with fish and lemon), other members serve in a restaurant that sells typical Peruvian dishes, another member is a bricklayer, another is a mechanic, other members sell clothing, others work in a boardinghouse doing general cleaning, another sells auto parts, another is a master builder, other members sell pollipapas y salchipapas (typical Peruvian meals of chicken or sausage served with fried potatoes) on the streets, others sell meals in general and sell potatoes in the market. All of the members need a loan to reinvest in their businesses, so as to make them prosper and grow. These members appreciate and value the loan granted through these means, and they are committed to making the payments on their various debts on time.

In this group: Delia, Jose Miguel, Florentina, Constantina, Francisca, Emma Lucrecia, Juan, Mery*, Hipolito Caciano, Rosmeri, Karina, Genaro, Ezequiel, Josefina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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