A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy merchandise.

Llapallanchis Purisunchis Group's story

Rocio belongs to the Llapallanchis Puriscunchis communal bank. The bank is in the San Jeronimo district, which belongs to the Cusco province, Cusco department.

Rocio, age 38, is single and has a 13 year old daughter. Rocio sells handicrafts. She works independently in an itinerant manner, which means that she walks around the main avenue in the center of the city in order to sell to locals and foreigners.

Her work is knitting woolen gloves, hats, scarves, blankets, socks, and booties. She makes bottle carriers, and she also sells umbrellas during rainy times.

Rocio is the secretary of this precious group of disabled people. The group was formed with the intention of having an opportunity to work. She also buys toffee leaf candy to sell to tourists who wish to try it.

Most of the other members make handicrafts and tend to handicraft stands.

In this group: Edwin, Vladimir, Juana, Edemir, Eveling*, Fidel, Damacena, Rosario, Rocio, Sonia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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