A loan of $375 helped purchase cochineal.


Rufilia's story

Rufilia belongs to the Tarpuy community bank, which means to sow in Quechua. Rufilia is married with 5 children, 4 of whom study. She lives in a home made from humble materials, and dreams of building a higher quality home. Rufilia makes a living buying tara, cochineal [a type of red dye], and leather, which she gathers daily in Mollepata, then sells these products to her father who is a wholesaler. She also travels to the Huamanguilla street market to purchase her goods. Her loan will be invested in the purchase of cochineal. It's Rufilia's wish to see her children finish their studies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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