A loan of $5,250 helped a member to buy oranges, plantains, grapes, onions, carrots and cucumbers.

Sumac Wata Group's story

These members belong to the “SUMAC WATA” communal bank. The bank is located in the district of Cuzco, in the province and department of Cuzco.

Senovia is a member. She is 48 years old, single, and the mother of 2 children. She works in her business selling vegetables and fruit. She sells apples, oranges, grapes, plantains and tangerines. She also sells carrots, tomatoes and cucumbers. She has a stall in the market where she sells the fruits and vegetables and works from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. This members has had this business for 7 years and it is going very well for her. Her dream is to have a locale where she can sell the fruits and vegetables. She is asking for the loan to buy oranges, plantains, grapes, onions, carrots and cucumbers.

The member who is covered with a circle on her face doesn't belong to the Sumac Wata communal bank.

The other members have businesses selling milk, selling cheese, a convenience store and selling food.

This member is grateful to those who have been a part of her dream in this way and she is committed to making her payments on time.

In this group: Senovia, Sonia Cayetana, Angelica, Maribel, Victoriana Feliciana, Juan*, Miriam
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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