A loan of $600 helped for materials to make artisan goods.


Justina's story

Justina is part of the Los Diamantes community bank. This bank, whose name means “The Diamonds” in English, consists of 32 members all hailing from the Cuzco area. Justina is originally from Vilcabamba, a historic city that served as the last refuge of the Inca Empire. However, Justina has been living in the city of Cuzco for many years. She is 38 years old and lives with her spouse and her 9-year-old child, who is currently enrolled in a local elementary school.

Justina makes a living selling artisan goods. She sells mostly woven goods but also some metal items, and buys the raw materials from local wholesalers. She sells these artisan goods in the Plaza de Armas, a main tourist hub of the city. Justina makes 180 soles per day on average, around 60 US dollars.

Justina will use her loan from Kiva to further her artisan business. She is appreciative and thankful for the loan, and promises to pay the monthly payments on time.



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