A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy more merchandise, like jugs of milk, for example.

Señor De Wimpillay Chocco Group's story

This group is called “Señor De Wimpillay Chocco” and it meets every thirty days in Cusco’s Santiago district, in a crowded neighborhood called Wimpillay (Cusco, Perú). The communal bank stands out for being composed of hard working people, professionals, artisans and merchants. The group has 12 members and they have asked for several loans from Asociación Arariwa. They will use the money to improve their businesses.

We met Isabel at the meeting. She told us that she lives in Cusco’s Wimpillay neighborhood with her spouse and three children. Since a very young age she distinguished herself by being a very responsible and kind person and because of this her neighbors invited her to participate in the communal bank.

Isabel has a small grocery store at home where she sells items at accessible prices to her customers. On this occasion, she needs the loan to buy more merchandise to stock her store and have different basic need items on hand, for example, jars of milk.

She is 43 years old and is a person with a strong desire for self improvement and to have a business that succeeds every day always with the intention of providing the best for her family. Her dream is to see her children become professionals.

In this group: Isabel, Yrma Zaida, Rosa, Rosa, Evelyn, Angeles, Veronica, Yanet, Obdulia, Elizabeth, Miluska Emperatriz, Ana Cecilia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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