A loan of $1,025 helped nieves needs a loan of 3000 soles, which she'll invest in beer, guinea pig, and chicken.


Nieves Dina's story

Nieves is a partner in the Virgen Maria community bank. She is 55 years old and a widow, with three children. Nives has a restaurant in her home, called Kayllapiña, which means "Here No More" in quechua. Nives manages the restaurant with the help of three employees, and on the weekends she sells traditional food. Nives needs a loan of 3000 soles, which she'll invest in beer, guinea pig, and chicken. She dreams of expanding the business, improving the property, and seeing her children become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Bishop



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