A loan of $6,775 helped a member to buy working materials including artificial and authentic wool.

Sirenachayoc Group's story

These members belong to Asociación Arariwa's "Sirenachayoc" communal bank and live in the Cusco district of the province of Cusco in Peru.

Feliciana was born in the city of Chincheros, located 30 minutes in car from the city of Cusco. She is 67 years old and is married. From this beautiful marriage, she has seven children. Feliciana makes a living making woven artisan products including blankets, shawls, hats, and jackets. She has had this business for forty years and it has gone very well for her. She has a small workshop at home where she has equipment and tools needed to make her products, and her children also work with her.

Feliciana is raising her hand in this photograph. At this time, Feliciana needs a loan to buy working capital including artificial and real wool. The rest of the members sell other artisan goods, breakfast foods, condiments, ice cream and gelatin products, and food. Others offer professional services or transportation. The members are grateful to form part of this dream, through which they are committed to making their payments on time.

The two people who show up in the lower part of the photograph had arrived after the meeting.

In this group: Feliciana, Jaqueline Julieta*, Sonia, Juana, Edenka*, Katia, Bernardino, Carlos, Lucy, Deyvis, Evelyn, Nicasia, Yolanda, Miluska, Nelly, Paulina, Norberta, Vicentina, Maryela*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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