A loan of $2,500 helped a member to purchase merchandise for her store.

Qolquewasi Group's story

These individuals belong to the communal bank named "Qolquewasi". It is located in the district of Cusco, in the province of Cusco and the department of Cusco.

Her name is Elena: she is 39 years old, married common-law, and the mother of 2 children. She has a convenience store from where she sells basic needs products, such as rice, sugar, and milk but she also sells other types of products, such as snacks, soft drinks, cooking oil, pastas and more. She is happy with her business and it is through this business that she is able to support her family. She is someone who perseveres with everything she sets out to do.

She requests a loan to purchase more merchandise for her convenience store, to add a greater variety of products to sell to her clients.

The other members have various businesses including, cell phone sales, convenience store, and timber sales. There are some members who are professionals, including teachers and a nurse.

She is very happy to have the loan and she is committed to making her payments.

In this group: Elena, Gladys Vilma, Nataly, Florentina, Agustina, David, Lucila, Carlos, Fanny, Yazmin

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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