A loan of $3,825 helped a member to buy chicken.


Reyna Del Carmen Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends set up the “Reyna del Carmen” communal bank in the city of Cusco. This communal bank is made up of people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead in life, and with their hard work of every day, they provide their children with a better future. The member's activities are, for example: selling handicrafts, clothes, food, CDs and shoes; others provide services in construction and transport. Dora was born in the beautiful city of Cusco and lives in the same city in which she was born, she is 59 years old and has 2 children. Dora makes her living rearing small animals such as chicken, on this occasion, she needs the loan to buy chicken. She has had this business for 7 years and it is going extremely well thanks to the effort she puts into her work. The members as a whole are grateful for the opportunity they are being given and promise to meet the repayments of their different loans within the fixed timetables. Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco of the department of Cusco, in the very heart of the ancient city of the Incas, known for being a tourist area, for its archaeological sites, its historical center, its scenery, its history and for being a delightful city in the Southern Region of the country. Cusco is known for being a very touristic and commercial area, for its traditional festival, the Inti Raymi, and for being home to one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.

In this group: Cristina, Nelida, Dora, Olga Livia, Carlos, Clark Esteban, Justina, Arnold Jhoe*, Sonia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine



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