A loan of $2,850 helped a member to buy fabric.


Tunka Group's story

The women of the Tunka community bank live in the Achumani area on the Achumani plain. This is their seventh loan cycle. The board of directors organizes and oversees the loan payments. They meet on the Achumani plain. Most of the members are housewives who have known each other for many years; all of them come well-recommended and are responsible and punctual in their payments.

Placida is the bank's president. She sews lovely skirts and petticoats, and she has many clients in the area, where there are festivals almost every week. With this loan, she will buy cloth to fulfill various orders. She is a hard worker, which is why she was chosen as the group's president.

All members of the bank work in trading and service. They are all using the loans to increase their working capital. They are very grateful to microfinance partner Emprender for placing its trust in them.

The man in the photo is the husband of one of the members.

In this group: Placida, Ivaneth, Maria, Monica Diana, Cristina, Teresa, Dionicia, Arminda , Rosario

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ross Forman



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