A loan of $1,075 helped to buy potatoes and rice.


Maria Luz's story

María has been a member of the Retoño (Flower Bud) communal bank for 4 years. What she likes best is the savings incentives. She is married and has 3 children. She lives in Acocro which is four hours from the city of Ayacucho. María has a grocery store in her home where she sells groceries, vegetables and meats with her husband’s help. In addition, María buys potatoes to sell in the Ayacucho backcountry; she started this new sales activity a few months ago. María needs a 3000 sol loan to buy potatoes and rice. She dreams with expanding her business and with buying a car to transport her products.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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