Total loan: $4,725
Manos Juntas Rumichaca Alta Group
Urubamba - Urubamba - Cusco, Cusco, Peru / Retail
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Manos Juntas Rumichaca Alta Group's story
Vilma, 32, lives with a partner and has 4 children. She is a native of the city of Urubamba, in the Cusco department. Vilma is the founder of the communal bank "Manos Juntas D. Rumichaca," which is in the Unidad Microfinanza Arariwa that is part of the larger umbrella Asociación Arariwa. Vilma tells us "in my communal bank “Manos Juntas D. Rumichaca” we have 12 members (9 women and 3 men.) I was elected president, and the group meets every 30 days in my house. This time they chose me as the representative of the bank to give my testimony of my principal economic activity." Vilma's main economic activity is making chicha D. jora (a traditional Peruvian beverage maD. from roasted corn.) She has a contract with Señora Teresa to whom she sells the jora. She also makes woolen jackets to order for her customers. Vilma needs a loan to buy corn and firewood. She has already worked for 2 years in this business, and it is going very well. Vilma belongs to the communal bank because she wants to learn how to be responsible with money and to invest well in her business. The majority of the other members are merchants, for example: some are engaged in raising young livestock, others sell drinks, food, chicha D. jora, jackets, and other members proviD. services, such as: artists, employees of the municipality of Urubamba, employees of the Hotel Inti Quilla, etc. The city of Urubamba is located an hour and 10 minutes from the city of Cusco.
Translated from Spanish by Lisa Grobar, Kiva Volunteer