A loan of $375 helped buy and sell poultry.

Ruth Higidia's story

This community bank member belongs to the community bank "Las Perlas" (The Pearls). This bank is located in the Huanchac district in the province and department of Cusco.

Bank member Higidia is 45 years old and is married. She has three children. She works in retail sales. She buys and sells chickens. She has worked in this business for 15 years. She is very well known and has regular customers. She takes the orders of her customers every week and goes to the wholesale market, where she places the order and sends her customers the quantity needed. She is applying for the loan to have a base of working capital.

She appreciates the loans offered through this means, and at the same time she promises to make her loan payments according to the schedule.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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