A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy food supplies such as rice and oil, among other things.


Los Geranios De Mollepata Group's story

The members belong to the communal bank "THE GERANIUMS OF MOLLEPATA". This bank is located in the district of Mollepata, which belongs to the province of Anta and department of Cusco. Mercedes, one of the members, is 59 years old, married and has two children. She combines her daily activities with her tourist restaurant business. She has been carrying out this business for quite some time and it is going well thanks to her constant effort. This member sells different types of dishes such as soups, chicken and rice, saltados [typical Peruvian dishes] and other dishes her customers ask for. This member hopes to be able to continue working and in this way continue supporting her family. Mercedes is requesting a loan in order to buy food supplies such as rice, and oil, among other items, for her business. The member who appears added into the photo asked for permission to arrive late due to work commitments. The other members make a living selling mobile phones, farming, running a grocery store, restaurant, school shop and in tourism. This member is grateful to those who form part of making her dream come true through this loan and she is committed to paying her loan payments promptly.

In this group: Paulina, Emperatriz , Roxana Emperatris , Olga Janeth , Francisca, Rene , Mercedes , Martha*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby



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