A loan of $4,400 helped a member to purchase supplies such as flour, butter, sugar, among other things.

Las Amistosas Group's story

These members belong to the communal bank “Las Amistosas,” which is located in the Urcos district, Quispicanchis province, department of Cusco. Mrs. Paulina is 57-years-old, married, and has two kids. She alternates her daily activities with the business of selling bread. She makes different types of bread and then sells them at one of the markets in the area. She has spent a good amount of time with her business which is doing well thanks to the effort that she puts into it every day. She wishes to continue working in this way so that she can keep supporting her family. She is applying for a loan so that she can purchase supplies such as flour, butter, and sugar, among other things.

The other bank members have a wide range of work such as selling food, animal husbandry, selling groceries, selling dry goods, drinks, and potatoes. The member who shot the featured photo asked permission to come later to the meeting because of his job.

Mrs. Paulina thanks all those supporting her dream through Kiva and promises to pay the installments on time.

In this group: Haydee, Victor Manuel, Livia, Felicitas, Juana*, Braulia, Paulina*, Pilar, Frida, Paulina
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Adam Marske

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