A loan of $2,925 helped a member to buy stock merchandise for her store.

Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

Lucia is a member off the “Virgen del Carmen” communal bank located in Wanchaq District in Cusco Province and Department. She alternates her daily chores with a business selling basic staple items like rice, sugar, milk, snacks and soft-drinks, among others. She works from 9am until 5pm approximately in one of the city of Cusco’s markets. She’s been in this business for some time now and does well thanks to the effort she puts into it every day; this is the way she supports her family. She’s requesting a loan to buy merchandise like soft-drinks for her business.

The other group members sell food, are fruit merchants, run grocery stores, and are caretakers and employees of private firms.

The person who appears in the inserted photo asked permission to be late to the meeting.

Lucia uses this means to thank those who fund her loan and commits to make her payments.

In this group: Aurelia , Alejandro, Maritza, Mesias Francklin*, Lucia, Edwin, Eufemia , Cristhian
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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