A loan of $6,725 helped a member to buy more merchandise such as, for example, sacks of rice and sugar.


Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

The “Enterprising Women” cooperative bank continues working in the Arariwa Association, and is now comprised of 10 women and 2 men. The majority of the members are neighbors, friends, and live in the city of Cusco.

The members are hard working and entrepreneurial people, who always seek opportunities to get ahead and to, through their daily efforts, provide a brighter future for their children. The majority of the members dedicate themselves to different economic activities, such as handicraft sales, food, and others provide services.

(The person in the picture with her hand raised is Celinda).

Celinda is 46 years old, married, and has three children from this relationship. She was born in the city of Quillabamba, but currently lives in the beautiful city of Cusco. Celinda is a teacher and works in one of the most popular schools in Cusco. Her concurrent business is selling items of basic necessity such as, for example, rice, sugar, noodles, detergents and other items. At this time, Celinda needs a loan to buy more merchandise such as sacks of rice and sugar. The members are grateful and appreciate the loan granted via this means, and commit to fulfilling their payment obligations in their entirety during the established time frame.

The members Sonia and Kelly don't appear in the photograph, as they asked the cooperative bank’s management permission to be absent on the day of disbursement.

In this group: Celinda, Circuncicion, Doris, Ana, Sonia Yesica*, Yessenia, Maria Teresa, Marcelina, Ruben, Kelly*, Elsa Fredolina, Juan
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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