A loan of $6,700 helped a member to buy supplies for the preparation of food such as rice and oil.

Virgen De Las Nieves Group's story

Juana Vilma is a member of the communal bank "Virgen de Las Nieves"; this communal bank is located in the district of Wanchaq in the province of Cusco of the Cusco region.

Juana Vilma, 74, is a widow and has four children. She alternates her activities between her daily tasks and her restaurant business which is located in her own home. She has had this business for years and with it she and her family have gotten ahead. She cooks a variety of dishes such as rice with chicken, Peruvian steak and potatoes stir-fry, and soups among other things. She is a very happy and responsible person eager to get ahead and continue working.

She is requesting this loan to buy supplies for the preparation of food such as rice and oil.

The other members of the communal bank make their living buying and selling shoes, selling crafts, as a seamstress, renting construction machinery, selling sea food, and selling food.

She is grateful for the intermediary that facilitates this loan and she agrees to comply with the payments.

In this group: Ilda*, Rocio, Maria Elena, Magdalena , Yovana, Juana, Juana Vilma , Julissa, Ronald, Julio Cesar
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diana Gonzalez

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