A loan of $5,700 helped a member buy ingredients to bake cakes for weddings and birthdays.


Juntas Y Unidas Group's story

The communal bank "Together And United" and its members are from the district of Cusco, part of the province and department of Cusco. One member is Ms. Guillermina, a married woman of 59 years with four children. Guillermina alternates between two businesses. In one, she makes cakes to order for various events like weddings, quinceañera ("Sweet Fifteen") parties, birthdays, baptisms, and other events. She has spent quite some time in this business, and it is going well for her, thanks to the dedication she brings to her work. Her other business is the sales of knit items. Guillermina is a responsible and resolute person, and with her hard work, she is getting her family ahead.

Guillermina is requesting this loan to pay for ingredients such as flour, butter, and sugar, among others.

The other members of the group have a variety of businesses, including book sales, cake sales, the selling of knitted products, taxi services, the raising of chickens, the preparation and sales of breakfast, and the sales of construction materials. The member in the attached photograph requested that she be allowed to come late to the meeting due to her work obligations. Guillermina and all the members wish to thank everyone who has formed part of this dream and she promises to repay the loan on time and in the prescribed manner.

In this group: Marilu , Maritza , Luisa , Maruja , Marleni Vanessa*, Justina , Karin Pilar , Luz Marina, Primitivo , Guillermina Hortencia, Telma , Enriqueta*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund



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