A loan of $2,725 helped a member to purchase ingredients like sugar, milk and fruit.

Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

The "Virgen del Carmen" community bank is located in the district of Wanchaq, province and department of Cusco, Peru. One of the members is Maritza, who is a 33-year-old married mother of three. She makes a living selling juices and breakfasts. She has been with the business only a short time, but it is going well thanks to the hard work she puts into it every day. At the same time, she works as a security guard at one of the city markets in Cusco, the same place where she sells her breakfasts. Maritza is a responsible and hardworking person who wants to make headway for her family. She is requesting the loan to purchase ingredients, such as sugar, milk and fruit, for her business. The other members make a living as a teacher, a public worker and selling food, plastics, clothing and CDs. The two people added to the photo are members who requested permission to arrive late to the meeting because of their work. The members thank those who helped them through this medium and promise to make their payments in the established period.

In this group: Aurelia , Alejandro, Maritza, Mesias Francklin*, Eufemia , Cristhian , Adelaida , Dionisio
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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