A loan of $750 helped to purchase merchandise such as alpaca and sheep wool sweaters.

Alcione's story

Alcione belongs to the “San Isidro de Compone” communal bank. Every thirty days members of the bank meet in the city of Izuchacha in the community of Compone.

Alcione is 63 years old. She is married and has two children. She was born in the city of Cusco and lives in the city of her birth, where she carries out her business. She is a professional accountant and works independently. Her office is located in her house.

Alcione is also involved in the sale of handicrafts such as woven sweaters made from alpaca or sheep wool. She has dedicated herself to this business for several years and it is doing well thanks to the effort she puts into the work. Alcione needs the loan in order to buy more merchandise such as alpaca and sheep wool sweaters. She is thankful, appreciates the loan, and promises to make her monthly payments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rick & Pat Brown

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