A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and squash, and also to buy milk.


Virgen Asunta Group's story

The members belong to the "Virgen Asunta" communal bank, located in Anta district, which is part of Anta province in Cusco department.

Vicentina is a member of the group. She is 35 years old, lives with her partner, and has one son. She works in her business selling vegetables. She sells tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and other vegetables.

The borrower also sells milk. She sells both the vegetables and the milk in the market. She works from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The borrower has been working in these businesses for seven years, and it is going very well. By means of these businesses, she wants to help her child finish his schooling. Her dream is to expand her business selling vegetables and milk.

The borrower is requesting the loan to buy tomatoes, carrots, lettuce and squash, as well as to buy milk.

In the photo, the members with their faces covered with a circle, no longer belong to the "Virgen Asunta" communal bank.

The other members work in businesses such as livestock-raising, selling food, grocery store, selling trout, and selling chickens.

The borrower is grateful to those who by this means form part of her dream, and promises to make her instalment payments on time.

In this group: Vicentina , Francisca, Marylin, Cinthia, Dora, Yuli, Brigida*, Cirila, Denisse, Victoria, Eduardo*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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