A loan of $1,050 helped for the purchase of cochinilla and tara.


Rodecinda's story

Rodecinda is a member of the Tarpuy communal bank which means "To Sow" in Quechua. Rodecinda is married, she is 61 years old and has 10 children. Rodecinda buys and sells cochinilla (insect used to make red dye), tara (native tree used for different products) and leather. She sells her products at the Magdalena market in Lima city. Rodecinda needs a loan of 3000 PEN which willl be used for the purchase of cochinilla and tara. Rodecinda dreams of improving her business and finishing her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Dent



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