A loan of $6,075 helped a member to buy fuel, lubricants and additives.


Mamacha Rosario - Huancarani Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends established the communal bank "Mamacha Rosario" in the district of Huancarani, province of Paucartambo in the department of Cusco. This group is comprised of people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead who work hard on a daily basis to provide a better future for their children. The main businesses members are involved in are: food sales, wood furniture carpentry, craft sales, basic needs sales, fuel sales, beverage sales, small animal farming and others.

(Victoria is the one raising her hand in the photo). Victoria was born in the city of Huancarani, where she still lives. She is 43, married and has five children. Her main business activity is the sale of fuels such as gasoline and oil. She has a small fuel and lubricant shop, but she also farms and grows potatoes and barley. She buys the fuel at a pump near the city of Huancarani. For several years, she has been in business and it is going well because of the hard work she puts into it. On this occasion, Victoria is requesting a loan to buy fuels, lubricants and additives.

The members are grateful for the opportunity and committed to paying back their share of the loan on time. (The people pictured in the photos to the left arrived late for the group meeting).

Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco in the department of Cusco, in the very heart of the old city of the Incas. It is a tourist area known for its archeological and historical centers, its landscape, history, and for being an enchanting city in the southern part of the country. Cusco is a very touristic, commercial area, known for its Inti Raymi traditional festivities and for having one of the seven wonders of the world: "Machupicchu".

In this group: Victoria, Claudio, Efrain, Porfirio, Felicitas, Asciencia, Alejandrina*, Celia, Maura, Yolanda, Virginia, Juan, Antolin*, Olivir, Margara
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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