A loan of $2,975 helped a member to buy products wholesale to stock her grocery store such as rice, sugar, milk, oil, noodles and cookies.

Siempre Unidos Group's story

The people in the photo are members of the “Siempre Unidos” Communal Bank. This bank is located in the district of Cusco, belonging to Cusco Province in Cusco Department.

Sra. Ericka is featured here. She has lived with her partner for 30 years and has three children. She has a business selling groceries, essentially basic supplies such as rice, sugar, milk, oil and noodles. She works from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m. Through this small business, Ericka has helped her children get ahead. Her dream is to expand her grocery store so that she can increase her merchandise.

Ericka is requesting a loan to purchase products wholesale in order to stock her grocery store. She will buy items such as rice, sugar, milk, oil, noodles and cookies. The other members of the bank have businesses selling vegetable, in transportation, a restaurant, a taxi service, and a business selling mattresses.

Ericka is grateful to those who are enabling her to realize her dream in this manner and is committed to making her payments on time.

In this group: Estherlin Ericka, Belisario, David Jesus, Victor Enrique, Jeramil Abner*, Gloria Elena, Laura, Roberto Junior, Elsa*, Manolo, Juan Daniel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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