A loan of $3,800 helped a member to buy snacks for her kiosk.

Prosperemos- Cusco Group's story

This member is Christina. She is 49 years old and is married. She has 2 children who are both grown. She has a kiosk where she sells sweets, soft drinks, ice creams, cookies, and sandwiches, among other types of snacks. She also sells tickets for the zoo. A couple of years ago, she and her husband decided to open a zoo on their property, taking advantage of the archaeological park of Tipón that is located just a few meters from their property. Christina, along with her husband and their children decided to gather abandoned animals and they now have 95 species of native animals, including condors, bears, tortoises, deer, alpacas, snakes, Andean pumas, foxes, and many more. She has a beautiful piece of land on which she has put the animals and it allows her to spread out them out. She wants to invest this loan in buying snacks, soft drinks and other small products for her kiosk. She is new in the group and wants to continue growing.

The other members of the do work like providing lodging, restaurant services, running their own grocery stores, national police, crafts, and clothing sales.

In this group: Marleni , Rolando Javier, Roxana, Felicitas Sara , David Elias , Rocio Del Pilar , Nelida , Hauyde , Juan Carlos, Jorge, Cristina, Margoth*, Jhony*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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