Carmen Yessyca is 29 years old and lives with her partner and 5-year-old daughter.
She has a small minimarket inside her home, which she has been running for about seven years. In her store she sells meat, chicken, fruit, and other basic necessities as well as other merchandise such as school supplies.
Carmen Yessyca is requesting a loan in order to buy more grocery merchandise such as meat, chicken and fruit. Her dream is to grow her business and to see her daughter complete her education and become a professional.
Carmen Yessyca is a member of the village bank "Prosperidad" in Cusco, which is receiving its 16th loan from Asociación Arariwa.
About Asociación Arariwa
Asociación Arariwa is a large non-governmental organization that started offering microcredit in 1994 to improve the quality of life, skills and equity of the population in the rural Cusco region of Peru. Arariwa serves the southern Andean provinces of Peru, and is distinguished by its efforts to reach the very poor, who often live in isolated rural areas. Arariwa fosters village banking, supports savings accounts, promotes access to education, and empowers women entrepreneurs (who make up 78% of its borrowers).