A loan of $5,250 helped a member to purchase cooking ingredients such as carrots, vegetables, meat, and chicken.


La Amistad De Ollantaytambo Group's story

These group members belong to the community bank "La Amistad de Ollantaytambo". This bank is located in the Ollantaytambo district within the province and region of Cusco.

One of the group members is Romania. She is 49 years old and is married with two children. She works in her restaurant business preparing breakfast, lunch, and other food. Many of her dishes are typical to the Urubamba region, including baked guinea pig, baked chicken, and soups. She has been working in this restaurant for 8 years and works from 8am to 5pm.

In her free time, Romania likes to take walks with her children. Her dream is to have a larger space for her restaurant.

Romania is requesting this loan in order to purchase cooking ingredients such as carrots, vegetables, meat, and chicken.

Some group members attached their photos to the group photo after it was taken because they were unable to be present for the group photo due to health reasons. Other members of the group make their living selling handicrafts, fruits, vegetables, and groceries.

Romania is grateful for those who contribute to her dream through this loan and she is committed to paying off the loan on time.

In this group: Romania, Anita, Daniela Samantha, Doris, Sergio Geronimo, Ernestina, Francisca, Lucila, Aurelia, Americo Donato, Sofia Karen, Alberto*, Asunta, Claudio Edusebio*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Charlotte Helvestine



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