A loan of $4,725 helped a member to purchase a pair of beds for her hostel.


Amancaes Group's story

The community bank, "AMANCAES," (whose members are pictured above) is located in the Wanchaq district in the province and department of Cusco.

Vilma is a member of the community bank, and is 52 years old. She has two children, and she operates a hostel located in the center of the city. Thanks to her hard work, business is going well. Vilma also sells tourism packages, including tour options for: the city of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and other popular destinations that her guests request. Vilma is a responsible, earnest person who is a teacher by profession, and who is motivated to support her family and to provide a better life for them.

Vilma plans to use the support from this loan to purchase a pair of beds for her hostel.

The other group members work in various trades, including: tourism, teaching, accounting, dentistry and music.

The group members who appear in the separate, smaller photos are those who had to arrive late to the meeting on the day the group photo was taken. The woman whose face is covered by a white oval is not a member of the community bank.

Vilma is very grateful for the support she has received, and promises to make all scheduled loan repayments on time.

In this group: Luz Marina , Isabel , Jaime Luis , Hugo , Roberto, Lenka Roxana, Alejandro, Daniel Roberto, Nicolas Zenen , Vilma Modesta , Renato*, Nilton Cesar, Gabina, Karina, Richard *, Rocio , Patricia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



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