A loan of $2,900 helped a member to set up businesses.


Yanapay Group's story

The members of the community bank "Yanapay", a Quecha word that means "to help", live in Cusco city and meet in the offices of the organization Arariwa, which is headquartered in Huanchac.

They alternate their household responsibilities with their retail activities: some of them have restaurants or wish to complete construction on their homes, others sell quinoa (as a high-protein drink) or rent stands in the El Molino commerical center. The members would like a loan to invest in their respective businesses.

The members appreciate and value the loan granted through Kiva and are committed to repaying their debt in the period established.

In this group: Georgina, Gilda, Carmen Giovanna, Enriqueta Margarita, Edwar Fernando, Hermelinda, Elena Emperatriz, Francisca, Lisbeth Mirella, Florencia, Melchora, Gladys, Presentación

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu



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