A loan of $6,225 helped a member to buy lumber.


Kuska Llankasun De Rumichaca Baja Group's story

The “Kuska Llankasun de Rumichaca Baja” communal bank is made up of five men and nine women. Most of the members are friends, coworkers, and neighbors with a good relationship. They live in the Cotowincho settlement of Urubamba.

The members are hardworking, enterprising, and in search of opportunities to get ahead and provide a better future for their children through their daily efforts. Most of the members have different businesses, such as raising livestock, cosmetic sales, vegetable sales, arts and crafts, food, and other services.

Yanet is 27 years old; is in a live-in relationship and they have three children. She was born in the Urubamba province and lives in the same city where she was born. Yanet buys and sells small animals, such as Guinea pigs. She and her husband also make wooden furniture, such as chairs, beds, doors, and other things. Yanet needs this loan to buy supplies such as lumber.

(This member does not appear in the photograph. She got permission from the board not to attend the meeting.)

In this group: Yanet, Eloy, Clotilde, Basilia, Rina Elisa*, Lorenza, Lucieta, Jesus, Anita, Wilner Jesus, Soledad, Griselda, Dionicio, Segundo
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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