A loan of $6,750 helped a member to buy cattle feed.

San Martin De Zurite Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the Communal Bank "San Martin de Zurite" in the District of Zurite in Anta Province, Department of Cusco. This Communal Bank consists of 15 members who view each moment as an opportunity to get ahead. Through their daily efforts, they are able to provide a better future for their children. The business activities of the members are as follows: raising small animals, selling milk, selling groceries, selling vegetables, selling grains, selling wool, selling guinea pigs, selling candy, selling "chicha" (a beverage made from corn), and providing other services such as transportation and education.

Marcelina is a member who as born in Anta Province and still lives there. She is 45 years old, married, and has four children. Her main business activities are raising cattle and farming. She also sells milk. Marcelina has been in this business for several years and is doing very well. She is taking this opportunity to request a loan in order to buy feed for her cattle.

In general, the members are grateful for this opportunity being given to them. They promise to complete the payment of their respective loans according to the established terms.

Cusco is located in the Distrct and Province of Cusco in the Department of Cusco. The heart of this ancient city of the Incas is where many archaeological sites are located. The historical center and the landscapes help make Cusco the most enchanting city in the southern region of Peru. Cusco is known for being a tourist and commercial area. It is also known for the traditional festival of Inti Raymi and for being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

In this group: Marcelina, Bernardina, Lucia, Marina, Haydee, Anastacio, Encarnacion, Paulina, Paulina, Josefina, Jesusa, Sabina*, Lejandrina, Maria Elena, Cirila, Mariluz
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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