A loan of $800 helped to purchase corn.


Valentin's story

Valentín is 36 years old and lives in the city of Cusco with his wife and two children. He works for the regional government of Cusco from seven in the morning until three in the afternoon. He rises very early to sell "jora de maiz" (corn meal derived from germinated seeds) to his customers. He has been selling "jora de maiz" for 9 years and has been successful due to his determination and effort. With this loan application, Valentín hopes to receive $800. At the moment, he has sufficient merchandise in his home. He would like to buy corn with the loan proceeds. The communal bank “Las Leonas de San Jerónimo” (The Lions of San Jerónimo) has already completed 10 loan cycles, but Valentín only joined the bank several years ago. He has been a productive member.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Schell



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