A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy the materials to make chess pieces.


Nely's Group's story

The member belongs to the Señor de Accha communal bank, located in the district of Pisac in the province of Cusco and department of Cusco. Irene, the member, is 32 years old and married with four children, ages 12, 7, 3, and 1. Irene works making arts and crafts. She creates work with a variety of motifs, but all are recreations of the Andean period and the arrival of the Spaniards. She makes artworks like chess boards, and the pieces are the Incas against the Spaniards in the Conquest. The pieces are unique and colorful. The wood box to carry the pieces is often requested by tourists. Irene wants to use the loan to buy materials to make the various pieces. She is requesting the loan to buy materials to make the different chess pieces. The other members work primarily in arts and crafts, making and selling various works in clay such as ashtrays, cups, whistles, and home and garden decorations. One member also has a grocery store, another sells vegetables in the central market, another has a restaurant, and so each member with her business. The photo is divided because, by mutual agreement, one group got together at a set time, while the other two seated women in the photo came an hour later and the other one is in her place of business near the place of the meeting but was unable to attend. Irene is grateful for the loan and is committed to making the payments in accordance with the payment schedule.

In this group: Nely *, Balvina , Alejandrina, Tania Alicia, Silvia Milagros , Geraldine Odett, Yesica , Doris , Yrene
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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