A loan of $5,525 helped a member purchase ingredients for cooking such as rice, chicken, beef, and vegetables.

Qorilazo Group's story

The members belong to the communal bank “Qorilazo.” This bank is located in the Cusco district, belonging to the Cusco province and Cusco department.

The featured borrower is Ms. Elena. She is 40 years old and married with 4 children. She works in her business of food sales. She prepares dishes such as baked chicken and soups, and then she sells her food as a street vendor in the different streets of the city of Cusco. She works from 8 am until 6 pm. She has been doing this job for 6 years and it is going really well. Her dream is to have a restaurant. She is requesting the loan to purchase cooking ingredients such as rice, chicken, beef, and vegetables.

The member whose photo is inserted in the bottom right of the group photo had their picture taken after the meeting. The member asked for permission because of work.

The other members have various businesses such a grocery store, a taxi service, selling food, and selling moraya [also known as tunta or chuño. It is dehydrated potatoes prepared using an ancient indigenous Peruvian method].

Elena is thankful to those who have become a part of her dream through this means. She commits to making her loan payments within the stipulated time period.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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