A loan of $550 helped to buy more merchandize like alpaca wool sweaters, shirts with the city’s logo and other items.


Emilia Elizabeth's story

Emilia belongs to the “Kukuli” Communal Bank of the UMF Arariwa Association of the city of Cusco, Perú. The Communal Bank has been in operation for four years and is well managed by its governing board.

Emilia is 59 years old and lives with her partner and children in the city of Cusco. Emila works selling crafts in the craft center “Inka.” The commercial center is located 5 minutes from the main square of the city of Cusco. Since 1995 they have opened a stall in the craft center and they do very well thanks to all of their hard work.

Emilia with the microloan hopes to buy more merchandize like alpaca wool sweaters, shirts with the country’s logo as well as the city and main archeological monuments and other items.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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