A loan of $3,250 helped a member the United Women communal bank needs 10,000 soles to distribute among its 18 partners, who would like to expand their businesses.

Mujeres Unidas Group's story

The United Women Communal Bank is located in the Huamaspampa community, in the Acoria district of the Huancavelica department. Their principal markets are livestock, agriculture, business, and textile handicrafts.

Claudia E. is married and has eight children, six girls and two boys. Claudia has been selling meals for 40 years and her customers incluD. local teachers and medical workers. With past loans Claudia has purchased meat for her recipes, and utensils for her kitchen, such as a pressure cooker. Claudia would like to buy mutton for her business and she dreams of having a herd of sheep and a stable of milk cows.

Juana C. is married and has nine children. She buys and sells guinea pigs, hens, cheese, and eggs. With loans Juana has grown her business to the point where she can now save some of her income. She would like to buy a storefront in Huancavelica, which would expand her business and help her to educate her children.

Victorina D. is married and has one 12 year old daughter. She has a store where she sells office supplies and candy.
Victorina would like to better supply her store in order to avoid succumbing to the competition and have greater income. She'd also like to see her daughter become a professional.

In this group: Claudia, Margarita, Juana, Jesusa, Mary Luz, Jacinta, Eustolia, Victorina, Delia, Leonarda, Fortunata, Justina, Timotea, Elena, Natalia, Melania, Nazaria, Jovana Jeny

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bishop

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