A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy inventory for her business.

Intihuatana Group's story

Pascuala is a member of the communal lender “INTIHUATANA”, located in Huaraypata, Quiquijana District, Quispicanchis Province, Cusco.
Pascuala is 38 and married, with two children, ages 18 and 14. She maintains a store and sells food and chicha in Huaraypata on a corner where many members of the community gather. The store also offers sweets, candy, cookies, beer, soft drinks and home-cooked food. She also sells food at a local school to serve the teaching staff; her husband is a cook and together they run the business to benefit their family. Pascuala seeks credit to increase her inventory and thus expand her sales.

Other members of the communal lending association sell flowers, which grow well in due to the pleasant climate of the region. Some raise domestic animals for market, and one member, Héctor, is a teacher, while two other members run small general stores.

Pascuala is grateful for the loan and is committed to prompt repayment according to lender terms.

In this group: Pascuala, Epifania, Gladys, Carmela Dolores, Paulina, Silveria*, Aydee Roxana, Marleni, Hector, Maria Mercedes, Maribel, Maria Del Carmen, Armanda
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta

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