A loan of $900 helped purchasing potatoes.


Alejandrina's story

Alejandrina is married and has 3 children. She makes a living preparing ‘papa seca’ [‘dried potatoes’: the potatoes are parboiled, peeled, chopped, and dried in the sun], a product that is used in preparing traditional Peruvian dishes. She sells her products to middlemen who transport them to the Peruvian coast. Alejandrina is a member of the Milenio Communal Bank. She is requesting a loan of 2500 soles so that she can purchase potatoes. Her dream is to purchase a car that she can rent out and to purchase land where she can build another house for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Knutson



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