A loan of $3,475 helped a member to bulk buy the materials for making purses such as fabric, thread and zippers.

Villa San Blas Group's story

The members belong to the communal bank “VILLA SAN BLAS”. This communal bank is located in the district of Cusco, in the province and department of Cusco.

The member is Sra. Honoria. She is married and has 5 children. The member works selling handicrafts. She makes purses and wallets and then sells them independently. She works from 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. She sells outsiD. the different archaeological sites found in the city of Cusco such as Sacsayhuaman and Puca Pucara. By means of this business, the member takes care of her children. The member wants to expand the handicraft selling business. The member is asking for a loan to bulk buy materials to make purses such as fabric, thread and zippers.

The 2 members whose snapshots are attached to the photo were unabe to be present for work reasons.

The other members are in the business of selling spices, grocery store business, restaurant business, the business of selling glasses, vegetable selling business and transportation business.

The member is grateful to those who through this medium are a part of this dream and agrees to make the repayments in the appointed time.

In this group: Honoria, Eduarda, Eladio, Roxana, Maximiliana, Hilda, Macaria, Andres, Francisca Rupeta*, Ynocencio, Raquel, Hugo Evaristo, Maritza, Yony, Felix Guillermo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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