A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy milk, sugar, oil and rice.

Las Emprendedoras 2014 Group's story

Introducing the members of “Las Emprendedoras 2014” (Women Entrepreneurs 2014), a Communal Banks located in Quillabamba, a district of the La Convención province in the Cusco department.

Elena is a member of this group. She lives with her life partner, she is 43 and she has 3 children. She works in her own grocery store and she also engages in agriculture. She owns some land where she grows coffee, plantain and cocoa. She sells basic necessities such as rice, sugar, milk and oil, and she works for 8 am to 6 pm. She has been running her activity for 5 years and things are going very well: her dream is to improve her grocery store. She is requesting a loan to buy milk, sugar, oil and rice.
The other members run different activities such as selling meals, selling clothes, running a grocery store and running a restaurant.

Elena is thankful to those that will help her making her dream come true through this mean, and she commits to complying with the repayment of her dues according to schedule.

In this group: Elena, Mirian, Luzmila Damiana, Justina, Frida, Esther, Yanet, Haydee
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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