A loan of $5,550 helped a member to buy fruit such as oranges, etc.

Virgen Copacabana - Belempata Group's story

The member belongs to the communal bank VIRGEN COPACABANA - BELEMPATA, which is located int he district of Ocobamba in the province of La Convención, department of Cusco.

Encarnación, 49, has three children and a common-law husband. She alternates her daily activities with her business selling fruit. She has worked in the business for several years; and it is going well for her thanks to the hard work she puts into it every day. The member distributes the merchandise to the customers who place orders. Her aim is to continue working this way to support her family.

Encarnación is requesting a loan to buy fruit such as oranges, etc. She is grateful for the loan and committed to paying it back on time.

The other members of the group are involved in agriculture. The person whose face is covered does not belong to the communal bank.

In this group: Encarnacion, Alejandra, Epifania, Luisa, Francisca, Beatriz, Justina, Basilia, Bertha, Jean Paul*, Marcelina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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