A loan of $5,725 helped a member to purchase bleached wool and knitting needles.


Sumac Maki Group's story

The Sumac Maki community bank is located in the Cusco district, in the province and department of Cusco.

Nely is a member of the group. She is 52 years old and has three children. She works at her business selling crafts. She makes knitted items such as sweaters and gloves and sells them to different stores where they sell crafts. She works from 8:00am until 7:00pm. She has done this work for many years and it is going very well. Her dream is to expand her business selling crafts. She is requesting this loan to purchase bleached wool and knitting needles.

The members attached to the group photo took their photo after the meeting because they requested permission for work reasons. The person who has their face blanked out does not belong to the Sumac Maki community bank.

The other group members work selling clothing, selling crafts, and have a grocery store and a restaurant. They are grateful to everyone who is a part of this dream and promise to make their payments according to the established schedule.

In this group: Nely, Katia Marilyn*, Luzmila, Deysi, Leoncia, Delia Elsa*, Gerarda, Luz Mery, Aydee, Pedro
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd



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