A loan of $1,600 helped a member to buy materials for her work, like wool from alpaca and sheep.


Sumaq Tikari Group's story

A group of neighbors and friends formed the communal bank “Sumaq Tikari” in the district of Paucartambo, in the province Paucartambo, in the state of Cusco. This communal bank is made up of various people who are always seeking opportunities to get ahead and to use their daily efforts to provide a better future for their children. The members work in agriculture, selling food, livestock, arts and crafts and the raising of young animals, among others.

Hilda is raising her hand in the photo. She was born in the community of Kallacancha, but she lives in the community of Chimbamba, 40 minutes from the city of Paucartambo. She is a responsible and friendly person and her neighbors did not hesitate to invite her to participate in the comunal bank. She has a small business making arts and crafts from fabric, but she also works in agriculture and raises young animals. In response to this opportunity she is requesting the loan to buy materials for her work like wool from alpaca and sheep to be able to make sweaters, blankets, belts, hats, scarves and other things.

The members are generally grateful for the opportunity they've been given and agree to comply with the established payment deadlines.

In this group: Hilda, Juan, Wenceslao, Clara, Paula, Antonio, Navidad, Mario
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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