A loan of $4,200 helped a member to buy ingredients to make appetizers for an event.


Granito De Mostaza Group's story

These are members of the Granito de Mostaza Communal Bank. This bank is located in the district of Cusco, in the province and department of Cusco.

This bank member is Mercedes. She is married, 53 years old, and has three children. She alternates her daily activities with working for a public business. She works Monday through Friday during the day. She has had this job for a good amount of time and it is going well for her because of the effort she puts into it. She also works in catering, which is how she is getting her family ahead.

She is asking for this loan to buy ingredients to make appetizers for an event.

The other bank members work as school-bus drivers, tow-truck renters, teachers, and employees of private businesses.

The member who appears in the attached photo asked permission to arrive late to the meeting for work reasons.

Mercedes thanks those who are a part of this dream and she promises to make her payments on time.

In this group: Mario Anderson, Evelin Mercedes, Jimena Adriana, Marcial Jesus, Lisbeth, Adrian Wilder, Yris Madeleine, Maria Esther*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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