A loan of $5,175 helped a member to buy merchandise such as rice and sugar.

Señor Del Cautivo Group's story

A group of friends and neighbors formed Señor del Cautivo Communal Bank in the district and province of Urubamba. The communal bank has been operating for four years and it's well organized. This communal bank is made up of fifteen people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead and, with their daily efforts, provide a better future for their children. The economic activities of the members are selling crafts, plaster, wood, "chicha" [corn liquor], vegetables, flowers, and fruits, and providing services as masons or construction workers, for example.

Antonia lives in the city of Urubamba where she carries out her work. She's 46 years old and has eight children. She has a small grocery store in her home where she sells a variety of provisions, including sugar, rice, pasta, oil, milk, canned goods, vegetables, meat, soda, cigarettes, rum, beer, soap, detergent, eggs, and potatoes. She has had her store for several years and it's going well for her, thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

This time Antonia wants to buy merchandise, such as sacks of rice and sacks of sugar.

The members in general are grateful for this opportunity and pledge to make their various payments on time. (The member who appears at the bottom of the photograph asked permission to arrive after the meeting.)

In this group: Fortunato, Raul, Roger, Belinda, Yovanna, Cecilia, Serapia, Margarita*, Sonia, Norma, Marina, Antonia, Leoncio, Roman
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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