A loan of $3,600 helped a member buying sugar, rice, meat, candy, cereal, clothing, wood, and flowers.

Pureza Group's story

The Communal Bank Pureza (purity) begins its second cycle with 18 members.

The members work in different businesses such as selling food, cereal, wood, general necessity products, clothing, fuel, flowers, small animals vegetables and a restaurant.

Such is the case of Mrs. Martha who is married, 41 years old and has 7 children. Martha travels to the different fairs in the region where she buys cereals to sell in the city markets. In addition, during the time of harvest she makes dried potato.

On her part, Hermelinda lives with her partner, is 35 years old and has two children. Hermelinda has a stand in the market F. Vivanco where she sells chicha (drink maD. of fermented maize). In addition, on Sundays she sells snacks and chicha in her dad's recreation park.

The members need different amounts of loans, like 200 soles, 300 soles, 600 soles, 1000 soles, adding up to a total of 10,200 soles in loans in the Communal Bank.

Their loans will be invested in buying sugar, rice, meat, candy, cereal, clothing, wood, and flowers.

The members dream with owning a home, ensuring their children succeed and improving their businesses.

In this group: Martha Epifania, Hermelinda, Maria Angelica, Ines, Maura, Maria Alejandrina, Raquel Elva, Vilma Irene, Rolando, Erica Vaneza, Adriano, Judith, Rosa Maria, Bertha, Rocio, Andrea, Lucia, Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eliana Colunga

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