A loan of $5,650 helped a member buy guinea pigs, chickens and food for the animals.


Allin Muju Group's story

These associates are part of the Communal Bank “ALLIN MUJU”. This bank is in the Cusco district, which is in both the province and department of Cusco.

This associate’s name is Maria. She is a single, 40-year old with 3 children. She has her own business breeding animals. She breeds chickens and guinea pigs; she fattens them up and raises them to then sell them in different markets. The associate has always liked animals and has been in this line of work for the last 6 years. Before this, she had a grocery store, but this business didn’t go well because the prices starting going up. She works from 8am to 4pm. Her dream is to own a bigger area where she can breed her animals. The associate is soliciting a loan to buy guinea pigs, chickens and food for the animals.

Her photo is the inset of the group photo – she was given permission, because of work, to have her photo taken afterwards. The other associates have businesses such as poultry sales, grocery store, clothing design and sales, carpentry, and construction. The associate is grateful to those who have become a part of her dream through this medium and she promises to make her payments in the time allotted.

In this group: Maria, Pascual Frank, Antonia, Maria Lucia, Nelly, Lourdes, Maribel*, Luzmila, Asunta, Agripina, Brisset*, Flor De Maria, Evangelino, Domitila, Avelina, Luisa
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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