A loan of $5,475 helped a member to buy livestock feed.

Virgen Natividad De Huayllabamba Group's story

Erika, 32 years old, is a single mother of two children. She is from the Urubamba province in the Cusco region. Erika is an enterprising and responsible mother who likes a challenge. She buys and sells wholesale livestock feed for a living and currently sells in one of the most popular markets in Uruamba. For several years, she has worked in this business and it is going very well. On this occasion, Erika needs a loan to buy livestock feed. Erika's dream is that her children will become professionals. In the photograph, Erika is raising her hand.

This group is comprised of friends and neighbors who form the Virgen de Natividad de Huayllamamba communal bank in the Urubamba province in the Cusco region. This communal bank includes individuals who look for opportunities at all times in order to move forward in their daily effort to provide their children with a better future. Some examples of the members' economic activities are raising small livestock, selling livestock feed, selling sweet corn, and selling vegetables.

In general, the members are grateful for the opportunity given to them and they promise to make the payments on their loans by the due dates.

The city of Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco in the Cusco region. Cusco is in the heart of the ancient Incan city and is characterized as a tourist area due to its archeological centers, its historical center, its scenery, its history and for being an enchanting city in the southern region of the country. Cusco is also known for Inti Raymi, its traditional festival, and because it is the home to one of the seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

In this group: Erika, Purificacion, Carmen Rosa, Maria, Irma, Jose Luis, Augusto, Avelina, Lourdes, Rayda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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