A loan of $4,725 helped a member to buy firewood and charcoal at wholesale.

Tres Marias Group's story

The members belong to the “Tres Marías” communal bank located in Cusco District belonging to Cusco Province and Department. Haidee, 42, is married and has two children. She works in her business selling charcoal and firewood. She sells at wholesale to various places that sell charcoal and firewood. She’s been in this business for six years now and does very well. She’s able to support her children by means of this business. Her dream is to have a locale where she can sell charcoal and firewood. She’s requesting the loan to buy charcoal and firewood at wholesale. She thanks those who share her dream by this means and commits to make her payments as scheduled. The other members sell cattle, food, groceries and animals.

The members in the inserted photo took their photo after the meeting having asked permission due to work.

In this group: Haidee, Felicia, Triolinda, Regino Cloaldo, Florencia, Lisbeth, Odeon, Graciela, Eufracia, Dominga, Ruth , Rene Richard, Juana, Nohemi*, Hilda*, Mercedes

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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