A loan of $2,250 helped a member to buy more cosmetics.

Virgen De Copacabana Group's story

Paulina was born in the city of Cusco and still lives there. (In the photo, Paulina is wearing purple pants, dark gray coat and blue scarf). Paulina is 65 years old, married and has three children.

Paulina is an enterprising, hardworking woman who supports her family. Besides being a housewife she also carries out a variety of economic activities. For example, she provides photocopying services, she leases rooms and she sells cosmetics. She’s been in business for several years now and does very well thanks to the effort she puts into her work. On this occasion, Paulina needs the loan to buy more cosmetics.

The “Virgen de Copacabana” communal bank has 12 responsible, hardworking members who support their families. Most of the members live in the city of Cusco where they carry out their economic activities. Cusco is known for being a very touristy, commercial zone and for its traditional Inti Raymi festival and because one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machupicchu, is located there.

In this group: Paulina, Zoila Esperanza, Walther, Chabuca, Ayde, Norma, Felicia Pilar, Dennis, Marco Antonio, Richard Alfredo, Gloria, Margot Eliana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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