A loan of $4,675 helped a member to purchase books, notebooks, mechanical pencils, and erasers.

Santo Domingo Group's story

This is the “SANTO DOMINGO” communal bank group. This group is located in the district of Urubamba, in the Urubamba province and the Cusco department.

Carmela is 40 years old. She is single and has two children. She works at her book store. She sells writing implements, as well as school supplies such as pencils, notebooks, and books, among other items. She works from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. Through her business she has been able to help her children get ahead. Her dream is to expand her book store. She is requesting the loan to purchase books, notebooks, mechanical pencils, and erasers.
The other members of the group sell beauty products, breakfast items, restaurant goods, and food.

Carmela is grateful to everyone who helps her achieve her dreams through the communal bank. She promises to make her loan payments on schedule.

In this group: Carmela, Inga Flora, Beatriz, Milton Raul, Yolanda, Elizabet*, Sumilda, Ingracia*, Ayde, Henry Alfredo
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tim O'Reilly

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