A loan of $4,025 helped a member to buy fabric, buttons, thread, and other materials for making dolls.


Ollantay 2 Group's story

Sra. Nelly is 48 years old and was born in the city of Ollantaytambo (in the Department of Cusco), but now she lives in the city of Cusco in the Department of Cusco. She relocated to the city of Cusco several years ago and this is where she performs all of her business activities.


Nelly is a hardworking, enterprising, and responsible mother who takes care of her two children. She is able to support them by making crafts, which consists of handmaD. dolls in small, medium, and large sizes. Nelly does not have a vending post, but she distributes her goods in bulk and in smaller amounts to retailers. She has been in this business for 25 years and has done very well as a result of the effort she puts into her work. Nelly is taking this opportunity to request a loan for buying materials such as fabric, buttons, thread, and other items. Her dream is to open a shop where she can sell her products.


(In the photograph, Nelly is the woman who is raising her hand.)


The members of the Communal Bank “Ollantay II” conduct their meetings every thirty days in the city of Cusco. This group consists of hardworking and enterprising individuals who take every moment to look for opportunities to get ahead. Through their daily efforts, they are able to proviD. a better future for their children. The members engage in different business activities such as selling food products, selling meals, selling peeled potatoes, selling cosmetics, and providing transportation services using taxis and motorcycle taxis.


Cusco is known for being a tourist and commercial area. It is also known for the traditional festival of Inti Raymi and for being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

In this group: Juana Nelly, Mileni Yulderikc, Margarita, Ofelia, Gregoria, Maria, Sofia, Everth, Sayda Silvia, Oshiel, Vidal

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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