A loan of $6,150 helped a member to buy chicken and hot dogs among other things.

Virgen De Copacabana Group's story

These are the members of the “Virgen del Carmen” community bank, located in Cusco, in Cusco province, Cusco department.

Maribel is a member of this group. She continues with her business selling salchipapas (hotdog and fries) and pollipapas (chicken and fries), and still sells them from the door of her home. She is a responsible and hard-working person, who sells salchipapas to all her customers who ask for them. She has had her business for a long time, and it provides her with personal satisfaction as well as financial reward, this being her means of supporting her family.

Maribel is requesting the loan to buy chicken and hotdogs among other items.

The other members make a living making snacks, selling kebabs, as a master builder, as a taxi driver, and in farming. The members in the photograph above had to apologise for arriving late to the meeting for work reasons.

Maribel is grateful to those who contribute to her dream through Kiva and promises to make her loan repayments on time.

In this group: Estela , Ghina , Liz Irashi , Felipe , Jhon , Miguel Angel *, Marybel, Edith , Dora, Maria Beatriz, Veronica, Rene*

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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