A loan of $4,525 helped a member to purchase guinea pigs, pigs, chickens, as well as animal feed.


Intihuatana Group's story

The group members pictured above belong to the community bank, "INTIHUATANA," which is located in the Urcos district in the Quispicanchis province, department of Cusco.

Marleni is a member of the group, is 37 years old, and has two children. She makes a living raising and breeding animals such as chickens, pigs and guinea pigs, and she feeds them to fatten them up for sale in the local markets and fairs. Marleni has five years of experience in this trade, and she previously worked selling vegetables, but that endeavor did not go as she had hoped. She therefore decided to change businesses in an effort to provide for her children, and her dream is to eventually open her own store for selling her animals. Marleni is requesting this loan in order to purchase animals for her business, such as guinea pigs, pigs and chickens, and to buy feed for her animals as well.

The other group members work in various trades, including: vegetable sales, corn sales, operating grocery and general stores, and animal sales.

Marleni is grateful for this opportunity and for the lenders who make her dream possible, and she promises to make prompt loan repayments

In this group: Marleni , Pascuala , Gladis , Carmela Dolores , Paulina *, Hector*, Epifania, Prisca, Maribel, Armanda, Silvia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



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