A loan of $2,750 helped a member to buy work materials like paints, clay, and others.


Los Andenes Group's story

The Los Andenes communal bank is a comprised of a group of friends and neighbors in the city of Yucay. The city of Yucay is 48 kilometers from Cusco. It is one of the most welcoming places in the Sacred Valley of the Incas because of its climate, pleasant scenery, and impressive terraced agriculture.

This communal bank is comprised of people who are constantly looking for opportunities to get ahead. Through their daily effort they are looking to give their children a better future.

Examples of the members’ business activities are selling food, selling meat, selling vegetables, raising small animals, and selling corn, and others.

Gabina was born in the Yucay district in the Urubamba province, and she lives in the same district in which she was born. She is 59 years old and married. Gabina’s business activity is making crafts.

She now needs the loan to buy work materials like paints, clay, and others.

The members are grateful for the opportunity that has been provided, and they pledge to make their payments as scheduled.

(The members who appear in the lower part of the photo arrived after the meeting.)

In this group: Gabina, Marina, Ricardina, Eveling, Maria Natividad, Delia, Doris, Victor*, Javier
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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