A loan of $1,050 helped building materials.


Isabel's story

Our associate, Isabel, is a member of the “Amanecer Anteña” communal bank, and lives in the Anta Iscuchaka district, located 45 minutes from the City of Cusco. She is 43 years old, married and has five children, ages 23, 21, 16, 12 and 10. She alternates her activities between her household activities and those of her small business, buying and selling livestock. She also raises hogs. The floods that Cusco suffered affected the local provinces very much including Anta-Vallecito. Our associate, lost her hogs and many things that floated away from her home. Although her home was not completely destroyed, it is about to fall and she is desperate. Her sister from the same group also completely lost her new home and life’s savings. She [Isabel] was able to save her children but a few minutes later the house collapsed, killing her animals and taking everything else in its wake, including the money she had saved. She is requesting this loan in order to buy building materials to try to rebuild her home once it’s demolished, and also to help her sister. She appreciates this opportunity and promises to make her payments on schedule.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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