A loan of $700 helped to buy food items like: rice, sugar, pasta, soft-drinks, milk.

Aurelia Bibiana's story

Aurelia, 49, lives in Cusco. She is a single mother of 4 childlren, all of whom are dependent on her. (Sandra, 20, Milagros, 14, Elizabeth, 12, and Juan Carlos, 8).

Aurelia is a housewife but also tends to her grocery store. She tells us that she conditioned a room in her home to sell her products.

She has been in this line of work for 5 years now and she has done well, thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

Aurelia is a member of Asociación Arariwa's "Yanapakuy" communal bank. She is requesting 700 dolars to buy stock items like: sugar, rice, pasta, soft-drinks and milk.

Aurelia is grateful for the opportunity offered by this means and pledges to repay in a timely fashion.

(Yanapakuy is a quechua word that means "Let's help")

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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