A loan of $4,225 helped a member to buy onions, carrots, potatoes, corn and other products.

El Buen Samaritano Group's story

Ana Maria is 39 years old, married and has 3 children. She is a native of the city of Cusco, but she lives in the beautiful city of Urubamba. Ana Maria is a housewife who is very happy and responsible. She alternates her household activities with her work in her business. She has a business selling vegetables from a stand in one of the most popular markets in the city of Urubamba. She has already had this business for 4 years, and it is going very well. At this time, Ana Maria is requesting a loan to buy merchandise such as: onions, carrots, potatoes, corn and other products. In the picture, Ana Maria is the one waving her hand.

This group is made up of neighbors and friends who formed the communal bank " El Buen Samaritano" in the province of Urubamba and the department of Cusco. Each of the members of this group is always seeking opportunities to get ahead. With their daily efforts they are providing a better future for their children. They have a variety of businesses, including: the sale of utensils, the sale of vegetables, the preparation of natural juices, the sale of food, and the production and sale of handicrafts. Other members provide sewing and cooking services.

The members of this group appreciate the opportunity that they are being provided, and they are committed to making the various payments according to their individual loan schedules.

Cusco is located in the district, province and department of Cusco. It is the heart of the ancient city of the Inkas, and is known for being a tourist area with archeological centers, an historic central plaza, and beautiful countrysides. Cusco is known for its history, and for being an enchanting city in the southern part of the country. Cusco is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi festival, and for being the gateway to one of the seven wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.

In this group: Ana Maria, Higidio Edgar, Primitivo*, Prudenciana, Elsa, Rosa, Asencia, Marcelina, Carmen Rosa, Carolina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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