A loan of $4,775 helped a member to buy guinea pigs.

Warmicuna Llanqanchis Group's story

The 'Warmicuna Llanqanchis' community bank has eleven members: ten women and one man. Most of the members are friends, work colleagues and neighbors who have a good friendship. Some of the members live in the city of Cusco and others live in the city of Anta.

The members are all workers and entrepreneurs who are always looking for opportunities to make progress in life and, through their daily efforts, provide their children with a better future. Most of the members work in different business activities such as raising animals, selling cosmetics, selling vegetables, selling handicrafts and selling food products. Others provide services.

Luciana is a member of this group. She is 45 years old, married, and has four children from her marriage. She was born in the city of Anta and still lives in the city. Her business activity is selling vegetables but she also raises guinea pigs. On this occasion, Luciana needs a loan to buy guinea pigs.

n.b. The members appear in two different groups because they unanimously decided to have a meeting for one time and one time only in the cities of Cusco and Anta. The member who appears at the bottom of the photo requested permission from the community bank's board to be absent on the day the loan was disbursed.

The members are grateful for the loan and value it. They pledge to make their repayments on time.

In this group: Luciana, Elsa Gregoria, Leonarda Isabel, Ruth, Margarita, Bibiana, Milagros, Hilda, Judit, Lucy, Miguel Angel*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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