A loan of $1,275 helped a member to buy minor species such as pigs, sheep, guinea pigs, chickens and to buy fertilizers and seeds for farmland.

Virgen De Natividad De Chuso Group's story

Mrs Elena is 44 years old, was born in the Cachimayo district, in the province of Anta (Cusco) and now lives in Chuso, in the Chincherro district, in the province of Urubamba, Cusco. She has been living and doing business here for several years.

Elena is married and has 5 children. She works hard in agriculture and livestock to raise her children. She has been working in this business for several years and is doing well thanks to her hard work. Elena now needs a loan to buy minor species such as pigs, sheep and chicken as well as fertilizers and seeds for her farmland.

The meetings of the communal bank “Virgen D. Natividad D. Chuso” take place every 30 days in Chuso in a member's house. The communal bank is maD. up of hardworking and enterprising people who are on the constant look-out for oppoortunities to get ahead. By working hard every day, they aim to give their children a better future. Most members live in Chusco and work in businesses such as selling food, minor species husbandry, selling grain, root vegetables and meat and crafts. Chuso is located an hour and twenty minutes drive from the city of Cusco. Cusco has been known for many years as the ""Archaeological Capital of America".

In this group: Elena, Laureano, Delia, Vilma, Silveriana, Wenseslao*, Dominga, Armando, Pedro, Amilcar, Ruth Mery, Lorenza, Leonarda
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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