A loan of $325 helped for the purchase of cactus fruit and cochinilla.


Daisy's story

Daisy is a member of the Orcasitas II Communal Bank. Daisy is single, 28 years old and has 1 child. Daisy makes her living buying and selling products of the tara tree (a tree native to Peru) and cochinilla (an insect found on the prickly pear cactus and used to make a red dye), which she sells in the city of Ayacucho. Daisy needs a loan of 900 PEN, which will be invested in the purchase of cactus fruit and cochinilla. Daisy hopes to build herself a house and that her child can go to school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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