A loan of $5,150 helped a member to buy wool and thread.


Señor De Huanca Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the “Señor de Huanca” communal bank in the city of Cusco. This communal bank is made up of people that are always looking for opportunities to get ahead, and with their daily efforts they bring about a better future for their children. For example, the partners' businesses are: knitting and crocheting, the sale of guinea pigs and hens, providing laundry service, the creation of educational material, the creation of clothing patterns, grocery sales, providing educational services, artisanal crafts, and others.

Gabriela was born in the Province of Espinar but now lives in the province of Cusco. She is 73 years old, is married, and her seven children are the fruit of this beautiful relationship. Gabriela’s primary business is knitting, and she has a small workshop in her home. At this opportunity Gabriela requires a loan to buy wool and thread.

The partners as a whole are thankful for the opportunity provided and are committed to complying with the payments of their different quotas in the periods established. Cusco is located in the district and province of Cusco, in the department of Cusco in the heart of the ancient city of the Incas, and it is characterized by being a tourist area due to its archeological centers, its historical center, landscapes, history, and because it is a charming city in the southern region of the country. Cusco is known for being a very touristy and commercial area, for its traditional feast of the Inti Raymi and because one of the seven wonders of the world is found there, “Machu Picchu.”

In this group: Nelly Toribia, Aydee, Gabriela Olimpia, Florentina, Guillermina, Jose Gabriel, Hilaria Hilda, Jose Asdrubal*, Giovanna, Nelly, Sonia, Brilda Bethsabel, Ana Maria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry



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