A loan of $3,125 helped a member to expand her premises and buy supplies such as rice and sugar.

Llankasunchis-2011 Group's story

Griselda was born in Cusco department. She currently lives in the city of Cusco (in the photograph, Griselda is raising her hand).

Griselda is 60 years old, married, and has five children from her marriage. She is a hard-working and responsible mother who gets her family ahead in life. She is currently working at H&S laboratories in the collections department and is doing very well. She also has a small business selling meals such as 'papa rellena' (stuffed potatoes), 'causa rellena' (a layered potato dish) and 'ceviche' (a marinated fish dish). She hires premises at the university where she sells her delicious dishes. She has been in this business for four months and it is doing very well. On this occasion, Griselda needs a loan to expand her premises and buy supplies such as rice and sugar.

The 'Llankasunchis' community bank meet once a month in the city of Cusco. The members of the community bank are hard working and entrepreneurial. They are always looking for opportunities to get ahead in life and, through their daily work, they aim to proviD. their children with a better future. Most of the members live in the city of Cusco and are engaged in businesses such as: selling handicrafts, selling food, selling cosmetics and providing services.

Cusco is known for being a very touristy and commercial area. It is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi festival and because it is home to one of the seven wonders of the world (Machu Picchu).

In this group: Griselda Luz, Simeona, Clorinda Elizabeth, Paulina, Sebastiana Margarita, Lisette Sandra, John Alex, Lany Guisela, Urbana*, Maria Elena, Milagros, Teresa Rosa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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