A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy more merchandise for her business such as rice, sugar, milk, eggs, and soda, to have greater variety for her customers.

Tres Marias Group's story

The member belongs to Tres Marías Communal Bank, located in the district of Wanchaq in the province of Cusco, department of Cusco. The member, Triolinda, is 39 years old and married, with two children. She alternates her daily activities with her grocery store business. She sells different types of products such as rice, sugar, milk, candy, and sodas, among others. She has been in this business for years, and with it she gets her family ahead. She is a very happy and responsible person who very much wants to get ahead for her family. She works every day in her business so she can give her family a better quality of life.

She is requesting the loan to buy more merchandise for her business such as rice, sugar, milk, eggs, and soda, among other things, and in this way have a greater variety of products to offer her customers.

The other members work buying and selling firewood, offering taxi service, selling fruit, and selling basic household necessities. This time some members are staying with the communal bank and others left for personal reasons, such as the member Valentina.

She is grateful for this means by which the loan is given to her and she promises to make her payments on time.

In this group: Felicia, Triolinda, Regino Cloaldo, Haidee, Florencia, Lisbeth, Odeon, Graciela, Eufracia, Dominga*, Mercedes, Guido, Ruth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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