A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy stock ingredients and supplies.

Sr. De Huanca De Coya Group's story

Janet’s 29-years-old and in a common law relationship; she has two children. She’s from Calca Province in Cusco Department. She is an enterprising, responsible mother who supports her family. She sells food; she has a small restaurant in the city of Coya in Calca Province. She opened her small restaurant four months ago and does well thanks to the work she does. On this occasion, Janet needs the loan to buy merchandise like sacks of sugar, sacks of rice, boxes of noodles, oil, vegetables and meats, among others. (Janet is raising her hand in the photo).

This group is composed of friends and neighbors who formed the “Señor de Huanca de Coya” communal bank in Calca Province, Cusco Department. The members are people who are constantly seeking ways to get ahead and by means of their work provide a better future for their children. As a group they are grateful for the opportunity being provided them and commit go make their various installment payments as scheduled.

Cusco is located in Cusco District and Province belonging to Cusco Department in the very heart of the ancient city of the Incas. It’s noted for being a tourist destination because of its archaeological sites, historic city center, scenery, history and for being a charming city in the southern region of the country. Cusco is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi festival and because one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machupicchu, is located here.

In this group: Janet, Graciela, Cristina, Celia, Wuilson*, Marco Antonio, Erica, Mario, Rosa, Florentina, Julian*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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