A loan of $2,350 helped a member to educate her son.


Sembrando Group's story

Most of the members of “Sembrando” Communal Bank are still participating in the program and they are doing well because they're responsible with their payments. The Communal Bank is currently on its second cycle (each cycle lasting 4 months) and is comprised of nine hardworking people with a marked entrepreneurial spirit who tirelessly seek ways to move forward and give their children a better future. Most of the members live in the city, where they also have their livelihoods. Cusco is widely known as a city for tourism and trade, hosting the traditional Inti Raymi festivity and one of the seven wonders of the world, “Machupicchu”.

Our featured member, Junia, was born in Pomacanchis District, in the Acomayo Province of the Departament of Cusco. She is 46 and has a 19-year-old son that attends a technical school. She works as a teacher for children with special needs as part of the ECEBE Program in Cusco City and also belongs to SAANEE's working group (SAANEE stands in Spanish for the Service for Bringing Diversity to Special Educational Needs). She says she lived in Lima from age 5 to 27, where she studied in one of the most prestigious local universities but she now lives in Cusco. She has been working in her field for several years and has done well thanks to her dedication. She is asking for this loan for personal use, i.e., providing education to her son.

All members appreciate the loan and are thankful for the opportunity given and promise to make their payments on time, according to schedule. (The lower right end of the main picture shows the member that arrived late to the meeting).

In this group: Junia, Magdenia, Evarista, Clemente, Rene Felipe, Crisogeno Erasmo, Marina, Asunta, Edson
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carolina Zuniga



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