A loan of $3,150 helped a member to buy guinea pigs and feed.

Sayhua Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the Sayhua communal bank in the city of Urubamba in the Cusco departmant. This communal bank is comprised of people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead. With their daily effort, they are looking to give their children a better future. The members’ businesses are, for example, selling meals, selling food, selling vegetables, and selling furniture. Some of the members make wooden furniture and others work as teachers for the state.

Beatriz was born in the city of Urubamba, and she lives in the city where she was born. Beatriz raises small animals like guinea pigs. She has had the business of raising animals for several years, and it is going great thanks to the effort she puts into her work. At this time Beatriz wishes to buy merchandise like guinea pigs and feed.

The members are grateful for the opportunity given to them, and they pledge to make their payments

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: Beatriz, Maricel, Efrain, Eugenia, Jasub Dison, Policarpo, Leonor, Victoria, Tomasa, Yovani, Evangelina, Hipolito

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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