A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy beer for her store.


Tikarispa Group's story

Rosa belongs to the communal bank Tikarispa. The bank is located in Rumichaca Baja, in the Urubamba district, Urubamba province, Urubamba region.

Group member Rosa is 37 years old. She is married and has five children. She alternates her time between her own activities and her business running a convenience store. She sells different types of products such as rice, sugar, milk, snacks, and soda, among others. She has been doing this work for a while now, and it is going well for her, thanks to the effort that she puts into it everyday. She also sells beer and chicha de jora (a drink made from corn). She is a responsible and diligent person, and this is the way that she gets her family ahead.

She is asking for the loan to buy beer for her business. Rosa feels thankful for the loan and is committed to making her agreed-upon payments.

The other members of the bank work in carpentry, raising small animals, as a construction foreman, as a mototaxi driver, and in agriculture.

The person whose face is covered (in the photo) is not a member of the communal bank.

In this group: Rosa , Samuel, Zandro , Bacilia , Belisario*, Liz Sandra, Brisayda , Evaristo, Jabier
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton



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