A loan of $725 helped purchase peeled maize.


Gerarda's story

Gerarda, 42, is married with 3 children and lives in the city of Urubamba. Her principle economic activity is working in her daughter's grocery store. Her complementary economic activity is the sale of peeled maize. Gerarda tells us that on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays she buys peeled maize from the Sidrachayoc market in Urubamba and later sends it to her clients in Lima, who then onsell it. Gerarda belongs to the communal bank 'SAYHUA', of the Arariwa Assocation, and she has been with the bank for 6 years. Gerarda is seeking a loan to purchase more peeled maize.

Gerarda is a very hard-working and empresarial woman who always looks for opportunities to move forward and help her children with their pre-school studies. Her dream is that her children become professionals and to buy a car so she can transport her products.

Gerarda is thankful for the opportunity granted by this loan and she promises to meet the payments within the stipulated time period. (In the photograph Gerarda is accompanied by her grandson Arturo).

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane McCrory



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