A loan of $5,000 helped a member operating capital for their respective businesses.

Brillantes Group's story

The Brillantes Communal Bank is starting its eighth loan cycle with 19 members who are from the community of Mollepata. They are involved in different businesses selling groceries, grain, firewood, ice cream, prepared food, cosmetics, and hardware.

Such is the case of Sra. Edith. She is 32 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children. Edith has a grocery store in her home that she manages every day. She needs a loan of 600 soles in order to buy rice and sugar.

Delia is 38 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children. She buys and sells firewood from her home and also delivers her product to businesses. Delia needs a loan of 900 soles in order to acquire more firewood.

The members need different loan amounts ranging from 300 soles, 600 soles, to 900 soles, with a grand total of 14,350 soles for the entire Communal Bank. Their loans will be used to buy products such as rice, sugar, firewood, oil, vegetables, grain, ice cream, and cosmetics. They dream of building homes of solid materials, expanding their businesses, and helping their children become professionals.

In this group: Edith, Delia Gloria, Filomena, Rosalinda Vilanova, Elisa, Teresa Jesusa, Teresa Jesus , Hilda Mercedes, Toribio, Dionisio, Edith Laura, Chrissie Mariela, Vicenta, Gloria , Eugenia, Gedion, Oscar, Mercedes , Liliana Dayse

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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