A loan of $4,025 helped a member the member Marcelina needs a loan to buy school supplies for her children.

Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

This group belongs to the communal bank "Mujeres Emprendedoras" (Enterprising Women), located in the city of Cusco.

They are a group of 18 eager entrepreneurs, both men and women, who are intent on continuing to grow their businesses with the capital that is being provided through these means. All of them will use the loan to reinvest in their various businesses. One of the members, Marcelina, is 32, has 2 children and lives with a partner. This is the first time that she has been a member of Arariwa. She works in a pizzeria from 8am until 3pm; she helps in the kitchen to chop the ingredients that go on the pizza, and during the weekends she works in a nightclub bar in the city of Cusco checking people's coats and jackets. The loan she requests is to buy school supplies for her children. She tells us that her children have already returned to school and need to buy books, notebooks, and other school-related items.

Our members appreciate and value the loan granted through these means, and they are committed to making the payments on each of their debts according to the established schedule.

The members Doris, Celinda and José Carlos do not appear in the photograph because they asked permission of the board of the communal bank to be absent on the day of disbursement.

In this group: Circuncicion, Doris*, Carmela, Ana, Felicitas, Francisca, Delfina, Lucio, Celinda*, Leonarda, Paulina, Luz Delia, Jose Carlos*, Sonia Yesica, Yessenia, Maria Teresa, Marcelina, Ruben
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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