A loan of $4,250 helped a member to purchase agricultural products to sell.


Patron San Salvador De Pucyura Group's story

The cooperative bank Patron San Salvador de Pucyura is comprised of thirteen members, ten women and three men. The Pucyura district is located in the Anta province of the Cusco region, about 30 minutes outside the city of Cusco itself.

The members dedicate themselves to the sale of various agricultural products such as potato, corn, grains, as well as of small animals (guinea pigs, chickens, pigs). Retail sales in the principal markets of the area works in the following manner: the members purchase their products and resell them in the major markets of the Anca province, as well as at the market that takes place each Saturday in the city of Cusco. In this manner, they obtain a small measure of commerce.

The cooperative bank is in its fifth year, having been founded in November of 2002. The members value the credit because it allows them to access working capital and they can purchase greater quantities of merchandise to increase their incomes. Together with the credit, saving is very important to the members.

In this group: Isabel, Ernestina, Nelyda, Epifania, Pablo, Marcelina , Claudina, Melchora, Yenny Pilar, Antonia, Ignacio, Julio Cesar, Eliana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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