A loan of $5,275 helped a member to purchase products for her grocery store such as rice, sugar, milk, and oil.


Los Perseverantes Group's story

The members belong to “Los Perserverantes” Communal Bank, located in the district, province, and department of Cusco. Celia is 53 years old, and single with six children. She owns a grocery store and sells staples such as rice, sugar, milk, and oil. She works from 5:00 am until 10:00 pm. She has been in this business for three years already and also owns a small restaurant where she prepares breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. She has been in the restaurant business for one year. By means of these businesses, she gets her children ahead. Her dream is to expand her restaurant and grocery store. She is requesting this loan to purchase products for her grocery store such as rice, sugar, milk, and oil.

The photos attached to the group photo are of members who had asked permission to have their photos taken at a later date because of work. Other members are engaged in various businesses such as food sales, restaurants, internet services, and bread sales. Celia is grateful to those who are part of her dream through this means, and is committed to making her payments according to the established terms.

In this group: Celia, Santusa*, Guillermina, Alejandrina, Jessica, Felix Fernando, Catalina, Yeni, Roberto, Bryam Javier, Wilfredo, Lourdes*, Alfredo, Roberto
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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