A loan of $800 helped to purchase restaurant supplies.

Celia's story

Celia is part of the Los Diamantes communal bank. This bank, whose name means “The Diamonds” in English, consists of 32 members all hailing from the Cuzco area. Celia is 56 years old, married, and has two adult children (ages 30 and 36) who now have families of their own.

Celia runs a small restaurant out of her house where she sells “menús del día”, or daily set-priced lunches that usually consist of a soup, drink, and main dish. Celia says that she has a good base of clients that regularly come to eat at her restaurant. In addition to her restaurant business, Celia holds a job working in a clinical lab.

Celia will use the Kiva loan to buy restaurant supplies for her business. She will also use part of the money to meet the monthly rent payments on her house, which she does not own herself.

Celia is appreciative of and thankful for the loan and promises to pay the monthly payments on time.

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