A loan of $1,800 helped a member to purchase wool yarn.


Los Pinos Group's story

The community bank "Los Pinos" is on its first loan cycle and it is located in Centro Focal de Los Andes. It is made up of thirteen members. The management of the group is made up of the leader, Olga, the treasurer, Cristina, and the secretary is Mary Cruz. The members' business are related to commerce, production, and service, such as: clothing retail, cobbler, convenience store, knitting, wool clothing, sale of coca leaves, art sales, flower sales, and the sale of produce.

Olga is the leader of the community bank "Los Pinos". She is married and she is the mother of three children. Four years ago her mother taught her how to knight sweaters and baby clothes by hand. She has kept up the business because she is able to work from home. She is therefore able to do the household chores and she can also take care of her kids. She sells her products in the market called 16 de Julio, on Thursdays and Sundays. But she also travels to Desaguadero, a nearby location that is near the border of the neighboring country of Peru.

In this group: Olga Teresa , Miliana, Carmen Rosa, Mariluz Belen, Maxima , Cristina, Mary Cruz, María, Guadalupe, Lidia, Ruth Ines, Juana, Maria Del Carmen
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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