A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy wool and crafs.

Los Lideres Group's story

Introducing the members of “Los Lideres” (The Leaders), a communal bank located in the district, province and department of Cusco.

Catalina is one of its members. She is 80 years old, she is married and she has 8 children. She engages in selling crafts and knitted fabrics. She works in a market called Baratillo, where they sell every kind of items, including second-hand clothes. Her husband is a carpenter and they help their children getting by thanks to these small activities. She wakes up very early to begin making fabrics such as jumpers and scarves. She wishes to run a shop of her own where to sell the knitted fabrics. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy materials such as wool and also to buy crafts.

The activities of the other members are: clothe sale, construction, transportation, taxi services, restaurant and grocery store.

Catalina is happy about the loan and she commits to comply with the repayment of her debt.

In this group: Catalina, Maria, Celestina*, Rufina, Gabriel*, Luis Gadwin, Roberto, Marisol, Ciro, Rebeca, Modesta, Juana Leonor, Manuel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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