A loan of $3,825 helped a member to purchase tourist tickets.

Caminemos Al Futuro Ii Group's story

Luisa is 54 years old and divorced, but she has three children. Currently, she lives in the beautiful province of Cusco in the department of Cusco. Luisa’s business offers tourist services. She has worked at this business for some years already and it’s going very well for her. Luisa has a small travel agency in partnership with her children. At this time, Luisa needs a loan to buy tourist tickets. Her dream is to open a hardware store. (Luisa is lifting her hand in the photo).

This group is composed of neighbors and friends who formed the communal bank Caminemos al Futuro II (Let’s Walk to the Future II) in the province of Cusco in the department of Cusco. This communal bank is made up of people who, at every moment, are looking for opportunities to get ahead, and with their daily strength, to give a better future to their children. The members’ business activities are, for example, hardware store and travel agency; others work selling chocolate, food and shoes, and some provide Internet services.

The members in general are grateful for the opportunity they have been afforded, and they are dedicated to paying off their different loan installments within the time period. (The person in the lower part of the photo arrived late to the communal bank meeting).

Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco in the department of Cusco, in the heart of the old Inca city. It is known for its tourist area, its archeological center, historical center, its scenery, and for being an enchanting city in the country’s Southern Region. Cusco is also known for its traditional festival of Inti Raymi and for having one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

In this group: Luisa, Ubaldina, Maria Isabel, Liliana, Ruth Miriam, Maria, Cintia, Limberto*, Liz Magaly, Mychael Joanie, Sonia Margot, Jose Luis*, Mariano Porfirio
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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