A loan of $3,875 helped a member purchase inputs for guinea pig and chicken dishes.

Nueva Esperanza - Tipon Group's story

These partners form the communal bank "Nueva Esperanza - Tipon" (New Hope - Tipon). The majority of them were born here in the community of Tipon, located 25 minutes from the city of Cusco.

The members split their work between home and their restaurants, selling local dishes like baked guinea pig with tallirin. Two of the partners have a chicken restaurant. They have businesses on land with much greenery, located outside the city, so they converted them to country restaurants. They are in scattered locations where every weekend families go to enjoy local dishes like baked or smoked trout, chicken soup, mixed soup, corn soup, and corncobs with cheese. These members have another attraction, the tourist complex of Tipon, which, in the era of the Incas, was a ceremonial center dedicated to water. They worshiped the water as part of a great deity, comprised of fountains and canals that continue to flow after all these years down the slopes of Pachatusan hill ("mainstay of the world", "the world's navel"). The partners are requesting a loan for working capital.

The partners are grateful for this loan and promise to finish paying their debt in the established time frame.

In this group: Fortunata, Maximiliana, Maria, Tomas, Silvia, Augusto, Dorotea, Simeona, Ambrocia, Carlota, Apolinaria, Roger, Teofilo, Manuel Exaltacion, Teresa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Trisha Bury

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