A loan of $2,675 helped a member buy fertilizers and seeds for the cultivated land.

Virgen De Las Mercedes Group's story

These members belong to the community bank "Virgen D. las Mercedes," which is located in the Urubamba district, in the province of Urubamba and the department of Cusco.

One member of the bank is Sr. Abdom. He is married and has two children. He works in agriculture and in construction, and he also has a car that he uses for transportation service in the city of Ollantaytambo. He raises various types of vegetables, such as carrots, tomatoes, and onions, and then he sells them in the market in Urubamba. He would like to have a shop where he could sell vegetables, and he would like to improve his fields. He is applying for the loan to buy fertilizers and seeds for his fields.

The other bank members raise animals, sell vegetables, sell meat, and sell chicha (traditional Andean corn beer).

This bank member is thankful to the people who form part of this dream through this means, and he promises to make his payments on schedule.

In this group: Abdon, Veronica, Maria, Sonia, Concepcion, Rosa, Rosa, Yasmina*, Juana Evangelina, Constantina, Guillermina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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