A loan of $6,450 helped a member to have an oil change carried out on his car and to buy some spare parts that it needs.

Patron De San Jeronimo 5 Group's story

These people belong to the 'Patron de San Jerónimo 5' community bank which is located in San Jerónimo district, in Cusco province, in Cusco department.

Manuel is 48 years old. He lives with his partner and has two children. His business is providing a taxi service. He has been in this business for years and it is doing very well thanks to the hard work that he puts in every day, working from Monday to Saturday. In addition, Manuel also has an oven where he bakes bread which he then delivers to customers who request it. He carries out this business in the mornings, together with his other half. Manuel is a responsible, diligent person and this is how he provides for his family.

Manuel is requesting a loan so that he can have an oil change carried out on his car and buy some spare parts that it needs.

The other members of this group sell a variety of products including kebabs, shoes, suckling pig and silver jewelry, provide taxi services, work as a master builder, a tourist guide, and a nurse. Manuel is grateful to the people who will help him to achieve his goals in this way and pledges to make his loan repayments on time.

In this group: Timotea, Porfirio, Noemi, Marcelina, Manuel Jesus, Consuelo, Juancito, Jhon Arnol*, Doris, Genoveva*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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