A loan of $725 helped purchase of rice, sugar, beer and soft drinks.


Octavia's story

Octavia is 35 years old, lives with her partner and has 3 children, one of whom is independent and 2 still depend on her (Naida, 20 and Samira, 3). Octavia forms part of the communal bank 'Once de Mayo - Huancarani' of the Asociación Arariwa. She works selling food and has a small restaurant in her house which is located in the principal plaza of the city of Huancarani. She also sells gas, soft drinks and beer. Octavia tells us that she has sold food, gas, soft drinks and beer for 10 years and she has done very well, thanks to the determination she has in her work. Octavia requires a loan of 2000 soles which she will invest in the purchase of more rice, sugar, beer and soft drink. Octavia is thankful for the opportunity given to her and she promises to meet the payments according to the timeline. (The Peruvian district of Huancarani is one of the 6 districts in the province of Paucartambo, located in the department of Cusco, pertaining to the Cusco region, Perú).

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory



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