A loan of $4,450 helped a member to buy apples, oranges, mandarins, and bananas.

Agua Buena Group's story

These members belong to the "Agua Buena" ("Good Water") communal bank, which is located in the district, province and department of Cusco.

Matilde, 62, is a member of this group. She is married with four children and she works in her own fruit-selling business. She sells apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, and mandarins. She brings the fruit to various places, such as Puerto Maldonado. She has been in this business for eight years and it is going very well. Her dream is to have a shop where she can sell fruit. She has applied for this loan to buy apples, oranges, mandarins, and bananas.

The member who appears in the inserted photo asked for permission to take her photo later for work-related reasons.

The other members have businesses selling vegetables, selling animals, selling groceries, and selling animal feed.

Matilde is grateful to those who are making up part of her dream, and she is committed to paying her installments at the established times.

In this group: Delia, Mery, Matilde, Timotea, Lucila*, Ines, Rolando, Valerio
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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