A loan of $2,650 helped a member with vehicle maintenance.

Kallpa Group's story

The “Kallpa” Communal Bank is a new bank belonging to the Asociación Arariwa. It has 8 members; 5 women and 3 men. They will be meeting every thirty days, and every member must be present at the scheduled meetings. The majority of the members are neighbours and good friends.
The members are enterprising, hard workers who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead and offer their children better futures through their hard work. Some examples of the group members' businesses include: selling candles with flowers on them; selling herbs; selling clothing; and selling appliances. Other members provide transportation services.
(In the photo, Gilda is the one raising her hand)
Gilda is 42 and lives with her partner and their only child in the city of Cusco. Cusco is known for being a tourist attraction, for trade, for its traditional Inti Raymi festival, and because it is the home of one of the seven wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.
Gilda is a professional and works for a private company in Cusco. She also rents cars. Gilda now needs a loan for vehicle maintenance. Her dream is to buy a home. She has rented cars for several years now and it is going very well for her.
(The member whose photo is inserted requested permission to be absent on the day of the meeting).

In this group: Gilda, Mendel Enmel, Lidia, Giovanni Angel, David, Maximiliana, Elizabeth Julia*, Teresa Rosario
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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