A loan of $4,375 helped a member to buy guinea pigs, chickens, and feed for the animals.

Qorilazo Group's story

These members belong to the Qorilazo communal bank. This bank is located in the district of Cusco, which is part of the province and department of Cusco.

Marcelina, age 33, is in a common-law marriage and has three children. She works in her business of raising and selling animals like guinea pigs and chickens. She fattens the animals so that they grow, and then she sells them at the different markets. She works from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. She has had this business for 17 years, and it is going very well for her.

She was in the restaurant business, but that did not go very well for her. Therefore, she is now in the business of raising animals. Her dream is to have a place where she could sell the animals. She is requesting the loan to buy guinea pigs, chickens, and feed for the animals.

The members in the inset photo group had their picture taken later as they asked permission to do so due to work.

The other members' businesses include selling food, a grocery store, taxi service, selling vegetables, and selling wine.

Marcelina is thankful to those who form part of her dream through the loans, and she promises to make her payments according to the established schedule.

In this group: Marcelina, Yeni, Elena, Victoria, Elezabeth, Tomasa, Gilberto, Maruja, Estefa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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