A loan of $3,825 helped a member the member is seeking the loan to buy ingredients and food staples for her business.


Llankasunchis De Lares Group's story

Señora Paulina is a member of the communal bank “LLANKASUNCHIS DE LARES”, which is located in the Lares district, Calca province, in the Cusco region. Señora Paulina lives with her partner and their two young daughters, who are 4 year old twins. She dedicates her to running her restaurant: she cooks in the restaurant and she has a cousin who helps her with serving the customers, clearing plates and other tasks. She would like in future to expand her little business and put in more tables, seats and utensils. She will buy some ingredients in bulk, such as cooking oil and potatoes among others, so that she has a good stock. She is seeking the loan to buy ingredients and food staples that she needs for her business. The other members of the communal bank combine running their households with their small businesses: they sell maize, potatoes, small fish, dried potatoes, among other agricultural produce. Among the members there is also a grocery store, animal sales, and the sale of feed for guinea-pigs. The group members Gregorio H. and Felipe S. are shown in a separate photo because they were given permission to miss the group meeting for work reasons. They work as porters on the Inka Trail. In the photo, the group members had just finished signing the loan documentation given to them by their loan officer, and the photo of Gregorio and Felipe was added to the group photo in order to have at least 80% of the group members pictured [which is a requirement of Kiva]. Señora Paulina is grateful and values the loan offered through this channel, and promises to complete her repayments on time in the established place.

In this group: Josefina , Toribia, Rufina , Hector, Walter , Paulina , Clorinda , Gregorio , Felipe , Jhojan Dario*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald



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