A loan of $3,100 helped a member to purchase detergent, bleach, perfumes, and others.

Señor De Huanca Group's story

Sra. Aydee was born in the city of Cusco and lives there still. In the photograph she is raising her hand.

Sra. Aydee is a widow and has two children. She is a working mother and is responsible for helping her children to get ahead. She has a laudromat and two people who help her with the business. She mainly works in tourist hotel chains. She has been in this business for 20 years and it is going very well thanks to the dedication she gives to her work.

Sra. Aydee has been a member of the "Señor D. Huanca" communal bank for one year and it's going well. For her first loan of 600 new soles she invested in the maintenance of washing machines. Now Aydee needs the loan to purchase things such as detergent, bleach, perfumes, and others.

The members of the communal bank meet every 30 days in the city of Cusco.It is maD. up of workers and businesspeople who are always looking to get ahead and with their daily energy give a better future to their children.

The majority of the the members live in the city of Cusco and the activities of the other members are, for example, animal sales such as guinea pigs, food sales, grocery sales, honey sales, and clothing sales. Cusco is known for being a very touristic zone, because of it's traditional Inti Raymi festival and because one of the seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu, is found here.

In this group: Aydee, Nelly Toribia, Gabriela Olimpia, Edith, Jose Luis, Florentina, Urbana Magdalena, Guillermina, Alberto, Jose Gabriel, Hilaria Hilda, Jose Asdrubal*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Michele Magrino

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