A loan of $3,525 helped a member capital to purchase raw materials, small animals and various products.


Wayna Ccapac Group's story

This communal bank is called "Wayna Capac." This is the name of one of the heirs of the Inca throne, who in his governance extended the Incan empire to its maximum extent; he was called "el granD.." The bank is located in the province of Urubamba, which is part of the department of Cusco, exactly one hour and 30 minutes from the city. This sector is called the sacred valley of the Incas, a place of generous and fertile lands, thus allowing the production of large, rich grains.


The associate members of this small bank of nine women and five men are enterprising people, desiring that the association offer them minimal backing in order to be able to continue supporting their families and to continue the tradition of cultivation as in the time of the ancient Peruvians, the Incas. These associates carry out various activities, the majority of which are agricultural. They produce organic vegetables, corn, beans, barley, artichokes, potatoes and dried grains among other products. For this reason they desire to invest their loans in the improvement of their raw materials, which are the seeds, and in the purchase of better animals, as they also raise small animals such as chickens, turkeys, ducks, guinea-pigs and rabbits in order to ultimately breed and sell them. Other associates will start some small businesses, such as to open a fast food restaurant, selling sandwiches, juices and kebabs.


These associates are thankful for the help received and undertake to repay the loan by the proper date. They truly value the support given, because in the rural areas of Peru, you often can't count on the help of the financial social bank.

In this group: Paulina, Yobana, Isabel, Juan Pablo, Milagros Gladys, Sonia, Luis, Cleofe, Emperatriz, Reynaldo, Nelida, Karla Dominga, Herbert Perzy, Ignacio

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Heidi Petersen



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