A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy supplies such as wool, buttons, and knitting needles in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.


Los Exitosos Group's story

The member featured in this description belongs to the communal bank "Los Exitosos," which is located in the Wanchaq district of the province and department of Cusco. The featured member is 52 years old, married, and has one child. She alternates her daily activities with her business making sweaters, scarves, gloves, chullos (Peruvian style knit hats with earflaps), and other items. She has had this business for a number of years, and this has been her means of providing for her family. This member is a very hardworking and responsible person, in spite of her disability. At this time, she is requesting a loan to buy materials such as buttons, and knitting needles of all sizes and thicknesses. The other members of this group work buying and selling handicrafts, providing taxi services, selling electrical supplies, selling snacks, renting rooms, and knitting. The member featured here is grateful for being able to access credit through these means, and she pledges to comply with the payment terms of the loan.

In this group: Natividad, Juana, Freddy, Mayra Katty, Roberto, Camilla Agripina, Felicia Samanta, Grimanesa
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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