A loan of $225 helped for family expenses and to buy corn.


Octavia's story

Octavia is 56 years old, married, and has eight children. She currently lives in the community of Compone, within the district and province of Anta and the department of Cusco. The community of Compone is located 45 minutes from the city of Cusco where the majority of the residents work in agriculture and cattle farming.


Octavia alternates her household activities with her business activities. Her main business is cattle farming and transportation services. She also worked buying and selling corn.


Octavia has participated for a long time in the San Isidro de Compone communal bank, part of the Unidad de Microfinanzas Arariwa from the city of Cusco, Peru. With the next loan that she hopes to receive of 600 Peruvian Nuevos Soles (PEN), Octavia will invest a part in family expenses and will buy corn with the other part


She is grateful for the opportunity provided and promises to make her loan payments according to schedule.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell



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