A loan of $1,025 helped to buy ingredients to make bread.


Luz's story

Luz is from Urcos, a small community that is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 50 minutes away from the city of Cusco. She is 24 years old and sells bread in the Plaza de Armas, the main square in Urcos. She makes the bread every day at home, starting at 3 AM. She makes all types of bread, such as chuta (a typical Cusco specialty), and sells it for 5 soles a bag. On a typical day she can sell a quintal of bread, which is about 46 kg.

Luz will use the loan to purchase sugar, butter, flour and other ingredients. Her goal is to buy a bread-making machine instead of having to use her oven. She is a member of a 44-person lending group with Asociación Arariwa that receives financial training from a loan officer, and also participates in the group savings account.



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