A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy ingredients.


Siempre Unidos Group's story

Laura belongs to the “Siempre Unidos” (Always United) communal bank located in Cusco District. She was born in the city of Puerto Maldonado and she’s single and has five children. She continues with her business selling food. She has a small restaurant that she’s had for some time now. She does well due to the daily effort she puts into her business. She wants to continue working in order to continue supporting her family this way. She’s requesting the loan to buy ingredients like oil and rice, among others. She feels grateful to Kiva lenders and commits to make her payments as scheduled. The other members sell mobile phones, clothes, groceries, potatoes, food and make beverages. The person with the blurred face is not a member of the communal bank. The borrower in the photo at the bottom left arrived late to the meeting because of work.

In this group: Laura, Estherlin Ericka, David Jesus*, Victor Enrique, Elsa, Juan Daniel, Juan, Yenny Margot, Gloria
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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