A loan of $3,450 helped a member to set up a bar and buy cups, jugs, and other things.

Los Inversionistas Exitosos Group's story

The communal bank “Los Inversionistas Exitosos” (The Successful Investors) is a new communal bank that belongs to the Asociación Arariwa and is made up of six women and five men. The communal bank’s meeting will be every thirty days and all the members have to be at the scheduled meetings or they will pay a fine. The majority of the members are neighbors and have a good relationship.

The members are workers and entrepreneurs who look for opportunities all the time in order to get ahead and, with their daily effort, to create a better future for their children.

(The member John is raising his hand in the picture.)

The member John is thirty years old and lives in the city of Cusco. Cusco is known for being an area with a lot of tourism, commerce, for its traditional festival of Inti Raymi, and because it has one of the most marvelous sites in the world— “Machupicchu.”

The member John is a professional. He studies in one of the most prestigious schools in Cusco. He worked in the public sector as a restorer but he had to leave work in order to graduate as a restoration professional. Now Jhon works for the Archbishop in the city of Cusco as an artwork restorer. He tells us that he fundrasing for the temples of the different towns in the region. The project is responsible for restoring and protecting the churches that were built in the 16th and 17th centuries. John’s dream is to open a restoration workshop or school in some province within the department of Cusco. He wants to teach carving, painting, and restoring to children and young people in lower grades so that they can value their cultural heritage.

John is in business with his brother, and they have a bar in the city of Machupicchu. They’ve been working in this business for a number of years, and it’s going well for them. At this time John needs a loan in order to set up a bar, and he wants to buy cups, jugs and other things.

In this group: John Rely, Yolada, Amanda, Sujay Ybet, Henry Walter, Kely Lady, Grecia Lucia, Percy Arol, Edwin Oshiro, Angela Marilu*, Anthony Wilberth
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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