A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy wood, glue and nails.


Puca Puca Group's story

The Puca Puca community bank has started their sixth loan with 13 members who have a variety of businesses including the sale of grain, clothing, kebab, food, vegetables, meat and firewood. Others make a living in carpentry. Jesusa is the president for the current loan and she has a carpentry workshop. She will invest the requested loan into the purchase of wood, glue and nails. Jesusa works with the help of her son. They make tables, chairs, windows, wardrobes, pantries, banisters, etc. She has participated in FINCA Perú for the past four loans. She appreciates the ease with which she receives the loans, working with trust. She entered the group through an invitation from her sister, hesitantly at first, but now she is happy. Thanks to her savings and the loan she was able to buy a wood planning machine for her workshop. Now she is saving to purchase other machines.

In this group: Jesusa, Epifania, Marleny, Paulina, Teresa, Vilma, Noemi, Leocadia Yolanda, Dina Yovana, Liz, Astria, Felicitas, Jhonatan Dario
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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