A loan of $2,475 helped a member to buy tables, chairs, dishes and other items to furnish her restaurant.

Killa Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the communal bank "Killa" in the city of Cusco. This communal bank is comprised of people always looking for opportunities to get ahead and, through daily effort, provide a better future for their children. The business activities the members are involved in include clothing sales, teaching, and phone calling services, among others.

(Mrs. Olga is the one raising her hand in the photo). Olga was born in the city of Cusco. She is 25 years old, has a common-law husband and three children. Her main business activity is selling food. She has a small restaurant in a space that she rents monthly. For a year now she has been in business and it is going very well thanks to her hard work. On this occasion, Olga needs a loan to furnish the restaurant with chairs, tables, dishes, etc.

The members, in general, are grateful for this opportunity and committed to paying back their loan installments on time. Cusco is in the district, province and department of Cusco, in the heart of the old city of the Incas. It is known for its tourist areas, archeological centers, historic center, landscape, history and because it is one of the most enchanting cities of the southern part of the country. Cusco is very well-known for being a great tourist and commercial area, for its traditional celebration of Inti Raymi, and because it is home to one of the seven wonders of the world: "Machupicchu".

In this group: Olga, Bertha Elena, Elizabeth, Olga, Lily Maria*, Jhoanna Del Carmen, Fabricio, Yasmina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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