A loan of $3,550 helped a member to buy paper.

Juntas Y Unidas Group's story

A group of friends and neighbors formed the "Juntas y Unidas" communal bank in Cusco district, in the province of Cusco. The communal bank has operated for several years now and is well organized.

This communal bank is made up of people who continually seek opportunities to succeed, and through their daily effort to provide a better future for their children.

The livelihoods of the members include: selling construction materials, selling cosmetics and selling food. Others provide tourism services.

Maruja is raising her hand in the photo. Maruja lives in the beautiful city of Cusco, where she carries on various types of work. Maruja's main business is making photocopies, and for this she has a small shop and several photocopiers. She has been working in this business for several years now, and it is going very well. On this occasion she needs a loan to buy paper.

All of the members are grateful for the opportunity provided, and promise to make their various installment payments as scheduled.

In this group: Maritza, Luisa, Maruja, Marleni Vanessa, Justina, Marilu, Karin Pilar, Luz Marina, Primitivo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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