A loan of $300 helped to pay the catalog company for products ordered.


Lena's story

Lena is 44 years old and lives in the beautiful city of Cusco, Peru. She has been a member of Arariwa's “Patrón de San Sebastián” community bank for a long time. Lena is a single mother since her partner abandoned her and her two children. She is a hard-working and enterprising woman since she has a small business selling catalog products. She sells the products on credit to her friends and family members and a month later she has to collect payment for them.

Lena plans to use her loan for $300 to increase her business capital. She would like to be able to pay the catalog company for products which her customers have ordered such as clothing, perfume, earrings, etc.

She is grateful for the opportunity which she is being given with this loan and therefore pledges to make her repayments in a timely manner.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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