A loan of $3,550 helped a member to buy work tools and supplies for her salon.


Virgen De Natividad Group's story

Violeta, 29, is married and has two children. She’s from La Convención Province in Cusco Department. She’s an enterprising, responsible mother who moves her family forward. She’s a cosmetologist and has a small beauty salon. On this occasion she needs the loan to buy work tools and supplies like hair color, cologne, shampoo, scissors, hair curlers, etc. She opened her small beauty salon several months ago and she’s equipping it with its basic needs. Her dream is to open a spa; she does very well.

This group is composed of friends and neighbors who formed the “Virgen de Natividad” communal bank in Urubamba Province, Cusco Department. Its members are people who constantly seek ways to move their families forward and through their work provide their children with better futures. As a group, they are grateful for the opportunity provided and commit to make their various installment payments as scheduled. The women who appear at the bootom of the photograph arrived late to the meeting.

Cusco is located in Cusco District and Province belonging to Cusco Department in the very heart of the ancient city of the Incas. It’s noted for being a tourist destination because of its archaeological sites, historic city center, scenery, history and for being a charming city in the southern region of the country. Cusco is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi festival and because one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machupicchu, is located here.

In this group: Violeta, Juan, Lorenza, Yolanda, Rosmery Mirtha, Lizeth, Milway*, Alice Guadalupoe, Nelly*, Jean Felix Aurelio, Luz Marina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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