A loan of $5,400 helped a member to buy potatoes and sausages.

Virgen De Copacabana De San Sebastian Group's story

The members are part of the communal bank Virgen de Copacabana de San Sebastián, located in the San Sebastián district, province of Cusco (Department of Cusco).

Clida is one of its members. She's 31 years old and has 3 children. She has her own business selling "salchipapas" (a Latin American fast food dish that consists of sliced pan-fried beef sausages and French fries) and uses a cart to sell in the streets from 4pm to 11pm. She has had this business for 8 years and things have gone well. She's now requesting a loan to buy potatoes and sausages. Her dream is to have a restaurant in the future.

The other group members work in the lodging, clothing, grocery and taxi businesses. Those that appear in separate pictures could not be present for the group picture due to work reasons.

Clida is grateful to all that make this dream possible and commits to complying with her payments as scheduled.

In this group: Clida, Margoth, Patricia Haydee, Juana, Abraham, Honorata, Flora, Jose Antonio, Jesus Emilio*, Rosmery*, Ernestina, Maria Irene
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina

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