A loan of $4,575 helped a member to purchase materials for work such as: dolls, thread, yarn, fabric, and decorations.


Nuevo Amanecer Group's story

Group member Primitiva is 49 years old, married, and has two children through that wonderful relationship (Luis Enrique, 31, and Karla, 22). She is a Cusco native and still lives in the same city.

Primitiva has a small workshop in her home where she designs her products to later be sold and distributed in different retailers in the city. She has made a living from this business for 31 years, and it has done well.

With this opportunity, Primitiva requests a loan to purchase materials for work such as: dolls, thread, yarn, fabric, and decorations. (Primitiva is raising her hand in the photograph).

This group is made up of seniors and friends that form the communal bank "Nuevo Amanecer" (New Dawn) in the Cusco province of the Cusco state department. They are people who are constantly looking for opportunities to further themselves and who work daily to give their children a better future. The types of work these members do include: selling american clothes, selling crafts, selling glassware, and providing telephone services. The members, in general, are grateful for the given opportunity and commit themselves to completing payments for their dues at the established installment rate.

(The people who appear in the lower left corner of the photograph arrived late to the communal bank meeting).

Cusco is located in the Cusco district belonging to the Cusco province and Cusco state department. It is the heart of the ancient Incan city and is known for its tourist areas, archaeological centers, historical centers, landscapes, history, and for being the enchanting city in the southern region of the country. Cusco is also known for its traditional celebration, Inti Rayimi, because it takes place at one of the seven wonders of the world, "Machupicchu".

In this group: Primitiva, Deisy, Celedonio, Celia, Carmen , Karla Alexandra, Augusta, Gloria Amanda*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Clemens Mayer



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