A loan of $5,225 helped a member buy ingredients like chicken and steak for her restaurant.

San Roque Group's story

The communal bank "San Roque" and its members are from the Cusco district, part of the province and department of Cusco.

One member is Teresa. She is married, is 64 years old, and has two children. Teresa runs her own restaurant. She makes different dishes like chicken with potatoes, soups, and "saltado de carne," a stir-fried Peruvian dish of meats and vegetables. She works from 10:00pm until 5:00pm. She has been running her restaurant for seven years, and it is going well for her. She dreams of expanding her restaurant. Teresa plans to use the loan to buy ingredients such as chicken, beef, and vegetables.

The members shown attached to the group picture had their photos taken after the meeting, which they requested due to work conflicts. The other members run a wide variety of businesses, including the sale of milk, the sale of jewelry, a grocery store, and food sales.

Teresa thanks everyone who has been part of making her dream a reality through this lending system, and she promises to repay the loan on time and in the prescribed manner.

In this group: Teresa, Ruth Guillermina, Josefina*, Silvia Modesta, Juana Gualberta, David Honelio, Celinda, Silvia Virginia*, Leandra Matilde, Giller, Bertha, Sonia, Yakelin
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund

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