A loan of $1,175 helped a member to get capital to increase their sales of food.


Forjemos El Futuro Group's story

Our members belong to the communal bank “Forjemos El Futuro” (We Shape our Future). They live in the San Jeronimo District, Cusco province. The bank is maD. up of 10 members. The majority have their own businesses but of similar types. They meet in the home of one of the members, Sebastiana.

They alternate their household activities with the sale of food. Many of them sell cosmetics, food and supplies. The member Eliseo has a car that he uses for transport services in the city. One of the members sells beauty products (perfumes, earrings, bracelets, wallets, etc). Other members have grocery stores where they sell rice, sugar, oil, etc. Sebastiana has a small restaurant where she sells food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The members are asking for a loan as work capital that they will use to increase their merchandise and improve their sales. This will make the lives of their families better.

The members appreciate the loan that they receive this way and promise to make their payments in the established timeframe.

(The member Casimira asked the bank directors’ permission not to be photographed because of travel)

In this group: Miriam , Elsa, Teresa, Saturnina, Sebastiana, Casimira*, Lorenza Melba, Eliseo, Yasmina, Elva
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio



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