A loan of $3,200 helped a member to buy more materials such as yarn and thread.


Killa Group's story

The “Killa” community bank has been around for three years. It is made up of hard-working and entrepreneurial people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead in life and, through their daily efforts, they work to provide their children with a better future. The bank meets every month in the city of Cusco. Most of the bank's members live in the city of Cusco (Peru).

During this meeting we meet Lily who lives in the beautiful city of Cusco and has three children. She is a housewife and a mother who is noted as being a responsible, kind and hard-working person. Because of these qualities, her friends invited her to become a member of their community bank. Lily was born in the city of Langui, in Canas province, in Cusco department. She is a teacher but, in her spare time, she makes sweaters from alpaca wool. She has a small workshop in her home with the basic tools she needs. She has been in this business for 20 years now and her business is doing very well. On this occasion, she needs a loan to buy more materials such as yarn and thread.

Lily is 50 years old. She is a person who has a great desire to improve herself and have a successful business as she would like to provide her family with the best.

In this group: Lily Maria, Olga, Elizabeth, Maribel, Bertha Elena, Jhoanna Del Carmen, Evaristo, Mirtha*, David
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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