A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Cooperacion - Tambo Group's story

Lourdes L. C. is 36 years old, lives with her partner, and has 2 children. She is secretary of the "Cooperaciòn - Tambo" community bank.

Lourdes lives in Huamancaca district, in Chupaca province, in Huancayo. For several years she has been selling chicken wings, feet and internal organs in the 'Mercado Modelo' market in El Tambo. In order to reach her work place, Lourdes travels from her home for 45 minutes every day. Her children are school age and her husband is a taxi driver. He works from very early in the morning until very late at night. Lourdes will use her loan to expand the range of products she sells. She will buy further related products in order to improve her business.

(In the photograph, Lourdes is wearing a black sweater. She is sitting down, second from the left).

In this group: Lourdes, Katia Adelaida, Gloria Soledad, Mary Brigida, Elvis, Monica Albina, Rita Guiovaana, Elvis Smith, Elizabeth Yrene

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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