A loan of $4,775 helped a member to buy milk, sugar, oil and rice.


San Antonio De Padua-San Salvador Group's story

The members belong to the "SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA-SAN SALVADOR" communal bank in the San Salvador district of Calca province in the department of Cusco.

The featured borrower is Lourdes, who is a 52-year-old widow. She works in her grocery shop, from 8am until 9pm, selling essentials such as rice, sugar, milk and oil. She has been running her business for 2 years and is successful in it. Her ambition is to extend her grocery shop. She is applying for the loan to buy milk, sugar, oil and rice.

The businesses run by the other group members involve selling meat, livestock and groceries and dressmaking.

Lourdes is grateful to those who are helping her to achieve her ambition in this way and she guarantees that she will make her repayments within the set time.

In this group: Maria Lourdes, Nuri, Juana, Laureana, Zulma, Daniel, Betzabe, Dorotea, Alejandrina, Veronica, Luciana, Julia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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