A loan of $2,700 helped a member to buy seeds and guinea pigs.


Los Ayllus Group's story

A group of friends and neighbors formed the "Los Ayllus" community bank in Challabamba district (Challabamba district is in Paucartambo province, in Cusco department). This community bank is made up of a number of people who are always looking for opportunities to get ahead and, through their daily work, provide their children with a better future. The members of this group farm, sell fruit, raise livestock, sell food products, fatten cattle, etc.

Edgar is 40 years old and has three children. He is a responsible and friendly person who provides for his family. He was born in Inquilpata community and still lives there today. He is a farmer and has several plots of farmland where he grows potatoes, barley, corn and other crops. He also raises animals such as guinea pigs and hens. He is a responsible person and his neighbors didn't hesitate to invite him to join their community bank. On this occasion, Edgar needs a loan to buy seeds and guinea pigs. The members of the group are all grateful for the opportunity they are receiving and pledge to make their loan repayments on time.

The smaller photos at the bottom of the main photo are of people who requested permission not to be present at the meeting and it was necessary to go and visit them at home.

In this group: Moises, Marcelino, Marcelino, Jose, Dionicio, Mauro Felipe, Edgar, Mauro Roger, Florencia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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