A loan of $3,450 helped a member operating capital for their respective businesses.

Qorimakis Group's story

These members belong to the Communal Bank “Qorimakis”, which means “Hands of Gold” in the Quecha language. They live in Wanchaq District in the province of Cusco. The group consists of 10 members who meet once a month at the main office of Asociación Arariwa.

The members divide their time between various activities and managing their small retail businesses in the city of Cusco. Most of them are devoted to selling clothes, food, groceries, and handicrafts. Carlos has a taxi and provides transportation services throughout the city. Cristina is a teacher and spends her mornings instructing children. Dominga sells clothing. Juan Pablo, Roxanne, and Livia manage their own travel agencies and offer packaged tours of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Calca, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu, and Salkantay Valley. Adriana has a restaurant called “La Esquina” where sells breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Another member sells vegetables.

The group is requesting a loan to use as working capital so that they can increase their products and improve their sales. This will provide a better quality of life for their families. The members value and appreciate this loan and commit to making their payments on time.

(Group members Cristina and Adriana requested permission from the Communal Bank directors not to have their photograph taken for health reasons. They were allowed to leave before the picture was taken.)

In this group: Carmen Ruth, Dominga, Ines, Roxana, Alain Dick, Adriana*, Cristina*, Teodocia Livia, Juan Pablo, Carlos Dante
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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