A loan of $350 helped purchase consumable items such as flour, sugar, butter and fruits.

Maritza's story

Maritza is 35 years old, married, and has four children who are still dependent on her and are all attending school: Maika who is 15 years old, Ana Lucia who is 11 years old, Jose Daniel who is 11 years old and Coraima who is 9 years old.

This partner alternates between household activities and a business of selling bread. She has her own place of work in the surrounding area of the main square of Urcos. She explained to us that since a young age she helped her mother in daily activity of making bread and selling it, although today she is working independently. She rents an oven along with other fellow business persons and this is where they make their bread. Two years ago, she and her colleagues decided to create a special type of bread that they named "chuta navideña" which has the same characteristics of the flat bread named 'chuta' (a large, soft, round bread with a specific smell) but with the addition of fruits. This member and her business colleagues only prepare this "Chuta navideña" for the christmas holidays. They have been selling this type of bread for several years, with success, thanks to the effort put into the work. She is a very hard worker and entrepreneur who, despite life setbacks, is hoping to push her children into being professionals. She is asking for this loan in order to purchase consumables such as flour, sugar, butter and fruits in order to prepare the "chutas navideñas” for christmas and New Year's which is the time period when these are sold the most.

Martiza is a native of the city of Urcos in the province of Quispicanchis in the department of Cusco and is part of the communal bank named "Qori Orcco" in the Arariwa association. She is grateful for this opportunity and support and promises to fulfil the corresponding payment in time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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