A loan of $4,175 helped a member the members who have businesses need the loan to buy more products such as books, auto parts, cell phone accessories, and food products. The members that work in services need the loan for family expenses or to start a small business.


Dos De Mayo Group's story

Our members belong to the “Dos de Mayo” communal bank and they live in the city of Cusco, in the department of Cusco. The group meets every 30 days in the main office of the Asociación Arawia [Kiva Field Partner] and it is made up of 13 members.

Some of our members have small businesses, such as: Richard sells books, Presentación sells car parts, Erika sells cellular phone accessories, Wilfredo sells food products, Juan Carlos sells clothing, Luzgarda sells nutritional products, and Miriam sells beauty products. The remaining members work in services, such as: Mario Antonio works as an employee of the National Institute of Culture, Aydee is a secretary for a tour agency, Juan Pablo is a policeman, and Rosendo provides funeral services. Sarayda and Yerco are spouses and they work as photographers.

The members who have businesses need the loan to buy more products such as books, auto parts, cell phone accessories, and food products. The members that work in services need the loan for family expenses or to start a small business.

Martha is 43 years old and is a single mother to her two children. She alternates her domestic activities with tending to her funeral supplies business, where she sells clothing for the deceased and coffins. She has been in this business for 10 years and it has gone well for her because of the effort she puts into her work. She needs the loan to buy more clothing and coffins.

The members value and appreciate the loan granted to them through this program and they are committed to making their repayments in the established time frame.

In this group: Lorenza Clorinda, Luzgarda, Yerco, Martha, Zoraida, Marco Antonio, Javier Enrrique, Aydee, Richard, Presentacion, Erika Berenise, Rosendo, Wilfredo

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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