A loan of $4,850 helped a member buy rice and milk for her corner store.

Mamacha Del Carmen-Vilcabamba Group's story

These people belong to the Mamacha de Carmen-Vilcabamba Community Bank located in the department of Cusco.

Sra. Dorothea is one of the members. She is single, 36 years old, and has three children. As well as her daily duties, she runs a corner store selling a variety of products such as sugar, milk, cookies, and soft drinks. It's a business she's had for many years and all is going well thanks to the hard work she puts in every day.

Dorotea works in her store during the day from Monday to Saturday. She is responsible and hardworking so that she can help her family get ahead. She is seeking a loan to buy stock for her store such as rice and milk.

The other members of the group have a variety of jobs: raising animals such as guinea pigs, raising cattle, carpentry, selling corn, grocery store, selling grain, selling adobe, and selling animals.

The man in the side photo explained he had arrived late to the meeting because of work commitments.

Dorotea is grateful to all those who are helping her achieve her dream and promises to pay back the loan according to the established schedule.

In this group: Maria Dolores, Goya, Elza, Valentin*, Julia, Juan Francisco, Justina, Gregoria, Saturnina*, Dorotea, Daniel, Segundina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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