A loan of $6,350 helped a member to buy oranges, bananas, grapes, onions, carrots, and cucumbers.


Las Ñustas Group's story

These members belong to the communal bank "Las Ñustas." The bank is located in the Cusco District, which is part of the Cusco Province in the Cusco Region. Graciela is a member; she is thirty-six years old and married. She sells fruits and vegetables. She sells apples, oranges, grapes, bananas, and mandarins; she also sells carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers. She sells her fruits and vegetables at a market stall. She works from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. She has had this business for seven years, and it is going very well for her. Her dream is to have her own business site where she could sell fruits and vegetables. She is applying for this loan to buy oranges, bananas, grapes, onions, carrots, and cucumbers. The other members work in animal sales, meat sales, and food sales; another member runs a grocery store. Graciela is grateful to everyone who helps her to achieve her dream in this manner. She is committed to pay her installments according to the schedule.

In this group: Graciela, Francisca, Julia, Praxides, Gabina, Luz Marina, Pancha Sussana, Efrain*, Añejandro, Juana
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeremy Orloski



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