A loan of $550 helped purchase wood from the mountains.

Juan's story

Juan is 40 years old and was born in Paruro Province in the Department of Cusco. He currently lives with his wife and four children in the Puerto Rico Association of the Poroy District in the city of Cusco.

Juan buys eucalyptus tree trunks and turns them into firewood. He buys the trees in the communities of Anta, Paruro Ccatca, and other places. Juan has worked in this business for several years and has done very well. With this next loan, Juan will receive 1500 PEN which he will use to buy wood from the mountains.

The Communal Bank “Cusi Ccoyllor de Chinchero” has been in existence for 2½ years. Juan has been a member for two years and has performed very well. The name of the Communal Bank is derived from Quechua (an indigenous language) and means “Beautiful Princess of Chinchero”.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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