A loan of $375 helped to buy pre-paid cell phone cards.

Luz Marina's story

Luz Marina, 23, was born in the city of Cachimayo. She currently lives in Cusco with her husband and son, Hamlet, 2. Cachinayo is located 25 minutes from Cusco.

Luz Marina sells cell phone services. She has been in this line of work for 8 months and does well. One can find her on Teqte Street near Cusco’s Nazarenth Shopping Center from 9am until 8pm.

Luz Marina expects to get 1000 new soles in her next loan that she’d like to use to buy pre-paid cell phone calling cards. Her dream is to purchase a home and a car.

The “Señor de Ccoyllority Cachimayo” (Lord of Ccoyllority Cachimayo) communal bank has been in operation for three and a half years and Luz Marina has been a member for three years and does well.

The members of this communal bank are devoted to Taytacha Ccoyllority (Lord of the Shining Snow) and for this reason named their communal bank thus.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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