A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy mobile phone chips (SIM cards).


Solidaridad 2011 Group's story

Emilia is a 42-year-old member who is married and has three children. She is originally from the Province and Department of Cusco. Emilia is an enterprising and responsible mother who strives to move her family forward. She sells memory chips (SIM cards) for mobile phones, but she also makes pre-sales of products for a private company. Emilia has been working for several years at her job and is doing very well. She is taking this opportunity to request a loan to buy more memory chips.


The Communal Bank “Solidaridad 2011” (Solidarity 2011) is a group in the Province and Department of Cusco that consists of friends and neighbors. These members view each moment as an opportunity to get ahead, so they strive each day to provide a better future for their children. In general, the members are grateful for the opportunity that has been given and promise to complete their payments according to the established terms.


Cusco is located in the District and Province of Cusco in the Department of Cusco. The heart of this ancient city of the Incas is where many archaeological sites are located. The historical center and the landscapes help make Cusco the most enchanting city in the southern region of Peru. Cusco is known for being a tourist and commercial area. It is also known for the traditional festival of Inti Raymi and for being the home of one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu.

In this group: Emilia, Olinda , Lucinda, Amparo, Teresa*, Karin Erick*, Nelida, Frida, Gretty, Maryori, Agripina, Vilma
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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