A loan of $5,075 helped a member to buy supplies for her retail food business.


Qorilazo Group's story

The members of the QORILAZO community bank live in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian "departamento" of Cusco.

Sra. Elena, 34, is married and has 4 children. She operates a food sales business, making prepared food and selling what she makes at a market in Cusco. She has operated the business for several years and says that it is successful because she has worked day in and day out to make it successful. She is a responsible person, driven to make a success of the business because it is her means of supporting her family.

Sra. Elena is applying for a loan that she will use to buy supplies for her business: rice, cooking oil, etc.

The bank's other members operate a range of businesses that include food sales, grocery sales, mate sales, taxi services and sales of farm animals.

Sra. Elena is grateful to everyone who has supported her and committed to repaying the loan in the agreed-upon time.

In this group: Marcelina, Elena, Victoria, Tomasa*, Gilberto, Maruja*, Estefa, Vicentina , Crispin , Julio
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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