A loan of $1,600 helped a member buy restaurant supplies; in the future she would like to have her own.

Qochasaywas Group's story

Our members belong to the Qochasaywas Communal Bank. Our members are located in the San Sebastián district in the Cusco province.

Our members are a group of 13 active and very organized members. All of them do different work. One of the members has a restaurant and another is a tour guide. One is a nurse, one is a teacher, and one member knits sweaters. One sells food, one takes care of children in her house, and another member has a hair salon.

One member, Livia, was born in the Acomayo province, which belongs to the Cusco department. She is in a common law marriage and has three children. She alternates her activities between the home and her small business. She sells food in a small mobile stand at the last stop on the express route at Enaco. Everyday she brings prepared food to serve. She especially serves the drivers and ticket sellers who cover the area. She wants the loan to buy restaurant supplies. In the future she would like to have one of her own.

Our members are grateful for the opportunity of the loan, and they promise to make their payments on time.

In this group: Livia , Betty , Saturnina*, Enidh, Luis Pedro , Ida Ruth , Maritza , Juan Manuel*, Epifania, Jorge, Carmen Rosa , Marisol, Renee
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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