A loan of $600 helped to buy clothing such as pants and polo shirts.


Doris's story

Doris lives in the city of Cusco and is married to Donato. They have two beautiful children. Two years ago, Doris figured a way to open a small business selling clothing and tools. She buys merchandise from different cities, such as Lima, Tacna, and Desaguadero. Once the merchandise is purchased, Doris takes it to sell in the cities of Quillabamba and Puerto Maldonado. Doris sells her customers good-quality products at low prices; they leave happy and then return again. Doris’ customers affectionately call her “Casera” ["Homebody"]. Currently she and her husband work in different businesses. At first they had little capital and needed more money. Then they were presented with the opportunity to belong to the Asociación Arariwa, which lends money. With her next loan Doris expects to receive $600.00. For the moment, her business selling clothing and tools is modestly stocked with merchandise, but she wants to increase capital for the business. She would like to use the money from the loan to buy clothing such as pants and polo shirts. Doris participates in the “El Amanecer” [The Dawn] communal bank and her fellow members have reaffirmed their trust in her for the loans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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