A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy supplies for making ceviche, like onion, fish, sweet potato, and lime, among others.

Qochasaywas Group's story

The member belongs to the communal bank, Qochasaywas. This bank is located in the Wanchaq district which is in the both the province and department of Cusco.

María Elena is 42 years old and is in a civil union. She has two children. She spends her days between her daily activities and her business selling ceviche [a "raw" fish dish]. She has had this business for years and as a result she has been able to get her family ahead. She makes her sales at the public bus station. She also makes a living selling beauty products like creams, perfumes, and colognes, among other things. She is a very happy and responsible person with a great desire to get ahead.

She is requesting a loan to buy supplies to make ceviche like onion, fish, sweet potato, and limes, among other things.

The other members make a living in the businesses of food sales, a restaurant, weaving items like sweaters, selling beauty products and medical clothing.

The member is grateful to this institution because it facilitates her loan. She is committed to making her payments.

In this group: Nisida Ruth, Luis Pedro, Saturnina, Ida Ruth, Maritza, Carmen Rosa, Renee*, Maria Elena, Liuba Luz, Bertha
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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