A loan of $4,350 helped a member to purchase disks, memory, usb, ink, paper, and other items.

Llankachinapac De Urubamba Group's story

The member, Elsi, is 37 years old. She lives in a common-law marriage and has two children. She is a native of Trujillo but lives in the beautiful province of Urubamba, department of Cusco. She is a housewife but also manages her internet café in her spare time. She works in her business every day from 8:00 in the morning until 9:00 in the evening. She has been engaged in this business for several years and it is going well. At this time, Elsi is requesting the loan to purchase disks, memory, usb, ink, paper, and other items. (Elsi is raising her hand in the photograph).

This group is comprised of friends and neighbors that formed the “LLankachinapac de Urubamba” Communal Bank in the province of Urubamba, department of Cusco. The communal bank is made up of people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead and strive daily to provide their children with a better future. The members’ business activities include selling small animals such as hens and chickens, motorcycle repair, internet services, chicken dinner sales, grocery sales, and transportation services.

The members are grateful for the opportunity provided and are committed to making their respective payments according to the established terms.

Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco. The department of Cusco is in the heart of the ancient city of the Incas. It is known as a tourist area because of its archeological centers, historic district, scenery, and history. It is a charming city in the country’s “Región del Sur”. Cusco also is well-known for its traditional “Inti Raymi” festival and because “Machupicchu”, one of the seven wonders of the world, is located here.

In this group: Elsi Varinia, Norma, Juan*, Maritza, Gregoria, Alex, Ambrocio, Maria Ana, Lucila

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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