A loan of $3,325 helped a member to buy cooking ingredients such as chicken, meat, and vegetables at wholesale.

Señor De Puquin Group's story

The members belong to the “Señor de Puquin" communal bank, located in the district of Cusco, which is part of Cusco province, in Cusco department.

Ines is 54. She lives with her partner, and has five children. She has a business selling meals. She prepares various food dishes, such as baked chicken, meat stew and soups. She also washes clothes in various homes. She carries on her food business as a street vendor.

Through these businesses, she is raising her children. She wants to expand and improve her food stand, and improve her work washing clothes.

She is applying for the loan to buy cooking ingredients, such as chicken, meat and vegetables at wholesale. The other members work at various activities, such as handicrafts, selling weavings, a restaurant, serving meals, and selling beauty products.

The member is thankful to those who are helping her achieve this dream, and promises to pay her instalments within the established time period.

In this group: Ines, Victoria, Alejandro, Julia, Georgina, Basilio, Santa Virginia, Justina, Whashington Albert, Katherine*, Andres
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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