A loan of $725 helped purchase sodas, beer, and candy.

Juana's story

Juana is a member of the Tarpuy Communal Bank. She is married and has eight children, of whom five are in school. Juana has a store located in the town of Atacocha in the District of Santiago de Pischa where she sells vegetables, groceries, and meat. She manages her business with the help of her husband. In addition, Juana sells tara (a plant used in making dye), cochineal (an insect that produces red dye), and grain.

Juana needs a loan of 2000 PEN in order to buy sodas, beer, and candy. She dreams of building a house of solid materials in the city of Ayacucho and seeing her children become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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