A loan of $1,525 helped a member increasing capital to develop the sale of supplies.


Sumac Puririsun Group's story

Our clients belong to the communal bank “SUMAC PURIRISUN.” The name is originally from Quechua, and means “Let's walk together.” They live in the “San Santiago” district in Cusco province. The bank is made up of 11 members and the majority of them have their own independent, but similar, businesses. The group meetings are held in the home of the borrower Lourdes. These members balance their various household activities with the sale of food. A large portion of them sell grass (food for farmyard animals), food, and supplies. The member Jaime has a car that he uses to provide transportation services in the city. One of the members of this bank sells grass (food for farmyard animals), others own general stores where they sell rice, sugar, oil, etc. One of the members of the bank has a small booth where she sells food, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The members are soliciting this loan for working capital so that they can offer more products and increase their sales, in order to better the quality of life of their families. All the members appreciate and are thankful for the loan they are receiving through this system, and thus have themselves promised to make all their payments according to the agreed-upon schedule.

In this group: Nataly, Etelvina, Luz Marina, Leslie Hindira, Jaime, Maximiliano, Yuri, Valentina, Lourdes, Dominga, Clotilde
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Julia Kastner



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