A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy tourist tickets for her travel agency.

Inti Pakareq Group's story

The members belong to the communal bank “Inti Pakareq.” This bank is located in the district of Cusco, belonging to the province of Cusco, and the department of Cusco.

Mónica, a member, is single, 45 years old, and has one son. She alternates her daily activities with a travel agency business. She sells different types of tour packages such as tours to Valle Sagrado, Machu Picchu, Camino Inca, and city tours among others.

She has a good time working in her business which is doing well thanks to the effort that she puts in each day to the business. She also works buying and selling clothing. She distributes her merchandise to her customers who ask such as friends, family members and others. She is a responsible and earnest person and this is how she has gotten her family ahead. She is asking for a loan in order to buy tourist tickets for her agency.

The other members work in the business of carpentry, selling costume jewelry, machine based textiles, selling silverware, laundry, cosmetic sales.

The people left out of the photograph are members who asked for permission to arrive late to the meeting because of work related reasons.

The member is grateful to those that are a part of this dream through this medium and she promises to make her payments in a timely fashion.

In this group: Clorinda, Monica*, Josefina, Monica, Alejandro*, Mercedes, Rene, Ana Maria, Eloy, Ruth Julieta, Juana, Chiang
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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