A loan of $4,900 helped a member to invest in buying small animals and 'Tara' corn.

Riqchary Wayna Group's story

Emilia is a member of the “RIQCHARY WAYNA” community bank which is located in Urubamba district, in Urubamba province, in Cusco department.

Emilia is 41 years old, married, and has 5 children. She is from Urubamba and for the past 15 years she has been in business raising small animals such as guinea pigs, pigs and poultry (hens, chickens, roosters). She also sows and harvests vegetables, and buys and sells products.

Emilia is requesting a loan to buy a type of corn called 'Tara' corn. It is a corn with large kernels which she mixes with regular yellow corn to produce the famous drink 'chicha de jora' which has been considered an aphrodisiac since Incan times. Emilia will also use her loan to increase her number of animals, buying more guinea pigs and poultry. She is requesting this loan to invest in buying small animals and 'Tara' corn.

Other members of this group sell products retail. Some sell small animals, others work as carpenters or teachers and one sells gelatin desserts. Emilia appreciates the loan and pledges to make her repayments according to schedule.

In this group: Victor Efrain , Emilia , Flora , Martha , Edgar , Victor , Adrian , Ciriaco , Hermelinda , Violeta , Epifania, Simeona , Beatriz , Andres

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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