A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy hats, blankets, shawls and gloves.

Virgen De La Candelaria – San Jeronimo Group's story

These entrepreneurs belong to the communal bank “Virgen de la Candelaria – San Jeronimo”. This bank is located in the district of Cusco, which is in the province and department that are also named Cusco.

One member is Fortunata. She is a 58-year-old single woman and has six children. She has a business selling hand-made clothing. She sells hats, blankets, shawls and gloves. She sells her merchandise in various squares in the city of Cusco. She also makes income by selling fruit such as apples, oranges, bananas and grapes at wholesale, bringing these goods to places such as Puerto Maldonado.

She has had her clothing business for seven years. She dreams of having her own store where she can sell her merchandise. She is seeking this loan in order to buy hats, blankets, shawls and gloves.

The other members of the group have the following businesses:

- Raising animals
- Construction
- Grocery store
- Book store

Fortunata thanks those who are helping to make her dream possible through this loan. She promises to repay her loan according to the agreed-upon schedule.

In this group: Fortunata, Maribel, Nieves Gladis, Anacleta, Victor, Janeth Dolores, Fany, Braulia, Norca, Carlos Aberto
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert

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