A loan helped erica requests the loan to buy supplies such as butter beans, black beans and lentils.


Erica's story

Erica is part of the Arariwa Association Communal Bank 'Working Together'. She is from Quillabamba, 30 years old, and lives with her partner. Erica has two children: Ruth who is 7 and Junior, 4 years old. Erica is a hard working, enterprising mother who helps her family get ahead, thinking of them as she started her own business selling vegetables.

Erica tells us that she takes her vegetables from the city of Cusco to other cities, for example the city of Puerto Maldonado, Quillabamba, and the mining zone of Puerto Maldonado. This community bank member travels on Sunday at night to the mining camp of Puerto Maldonado in order to be there on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, in the market near the camp where she sells her products. On Thursday she takes her produce to sell in the city of Puerto Maldonado.

Erica, on returning to the city of Cusco from Puerto Maldonado, does not return with empty hands. She brings products like butter beans, black beans, lentils, and soy beans and sells them in the cities of Cusco and Quillabamba. Her husband is in charge of driving the truck where they carry their products, such as carrots, onions, potatoes, etc. Erica needs a loan to buy more supplies such as butter beans, black beans, and lentils.

This member is grateful for the opportunity provided by this means and so has committed to comply with the payments on time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer anonymized.



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