A loan of $2,775 helped a member to buy milk and sugar to sell in her business.

Micaela Bastidas Group's story

Martina is a member of the Communal Bank “Micaela Bastidas”, which is located in the District of Cusco in Cusco Province, Department of Cusco.

She is 39 years old, in a common-law relationship, and has two children. Martina divides her time between her daily activities and her grocery business. She sells different types of products such as rice, milk, snack foods, sodas, and other items. At the same time, she sells shoes in the mornings. Martina has been in business for some time and is doing very well thanks to the effort she puts into her work each day. She is a responsible and industrious individual who works in this manner so that her family can get ahead.

Martina is requesting a loan in order to buy milk and sugar to sell in her business. The guy crouching down is the son of one of the borrowers of the communal bank. She is grateful for the loan that has been provided and promises to complete her payments according to the established terms.

The other members sell clothes, work in carpentry, sell beauty products, and sell lingerie.

In this group: Martina, Micaela Francisca, Wanda, Luz Marina, Maria Elisabeth, Elias, Jose

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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