A loan of $900 helped to buy candle-making supplies like paraffin and wicks.

America's story

AMERICA, 33, is married and has two children; she lives in the imperial city of Cusco and is a member of the “UNIDOS PARA EL TRIUNFO” communal bank of Asociación Arariwa. She has a small candle-making business. She has been in this line of work for several years now and has done well thanks to the effort she puts into her work. She is a humble, hard-working, enterprising, responsible mother who strugles to get her childen ahead in life providing them with a good education. She tell us that her husband's grandfather started this business 13 years ago and now she, with her husband, run it. She needs financing to buy supplies like paraffin and wicks. She is grateful for the opportunity granted by this means and pledges to repay in a timely fashion.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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