A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy more ingredients for making jam, for example sugar, honey and fresh fruit.

Las Hormiguitas Group's story

The communal bank “Las Hormiguitas” ("The Ants") has been operating for 2 years and is comprised of 9 people. They are workers and entrepreneurs who at every moment seek the opportunity to succeed and through their daily efforts to proviD. a better future for their children. The meetings of the communal bank take place every thirty days in the city of Cusco. Most members live in the city of Cusco.

At this meeting we met Señora Paulina who lives in the beautiful city of Cusco and has eight children, but all of them are independent. Since her youth, she has been known for being a responsible person, kind and hardworking, and that is why her neighbors invited her to participate in the communal bank. Paulina is dedicated to the sale of various natural fruit jams, she prepares them in her home and packages them in good quality containers. At this time she is requesting a loan to buy more ingredients such as sugar, honey, fresh fruit and other additional items. She is 73 years old, and is a person eager to excel and have a successful business every day, always with the desire to proviD. the best to her family.

In this group: Paulina, Antonio Segundo, Buenaventura*, James Anthony, Luis Angel, Martha Elizabeth, Elizabeth, Meyer Diddy, Cristina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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