A loan of $4,600 helped a member to invest in buying clothes to sell.


Real Group's story

Kety Yovana belongs to the “Real” community bank. She lives in Huanchac district, Cusco province, in Cusco department. Kety Yovana is 35 years old. She is single and has one child. Her business is buying and selling clothes. She travels constantly to the city of Lima and the city of Puno (Juliaca) to buy seasonal clothes wholesale from the factories there, taking advantage of the changes in season. She tells us that she would like this loan so that she can travel and bring back clothes from the city of Lima because the summer is about to begin whilst in the city of Cusco we are in winter. She finds better offers in these changes of season. She will travel, taking advantage of the change in season over the coming weeks. She is requesting the loan to invest in buying clothes to sell. The other members of the group have businesses which include selling accessories for cell phones, sound equipment and remote controls for televisions, chickens wholesale and retail and uniforms. In the small picture on the top left you see the group members Mercedes, Veronica and Ramiro. For health reasons, they requested permission to meet the day after the group meeting. Kety Yovana is grateful for the loan and pledges to continue working very hard to make her repayments and improve her business.

In this group: Veronica , Mercedes Frine , Angela , Beatriz , Ramiro , Carlos Enrique , Carlos David, Ruth *, Kety Yovana , Juana , Tula , Deyssi Barinea
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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