A loan of $375 helped to buy seeds and fertilizer.


Clorinda's story

Clorinda was born in the city of Ocongate, Quispicanchis Province, Cusco Department. She belongs to “Las Margarita Ocongate” (The Ocongate Daisies) communal bank with Arariwa Cusco. Clorinda currently lives in her hometown with her husband and children. (Ocongate is about two hours away from the city of Cusco.)

For 13 years, Clorinda has raised small animals like guinea pigs. She has a shed at home where she has approximately 300 guinea pigs. She sells them for 20 new soles each, either cooked or live. She sells them to restaurant owners, neighbors and friends. On the side of her house, Clorinda has several fields where she grows grass and alfalfa to feed the animals. She can be found at home seven days per week. Clorinda needs the loan to buy seeds and fertilizer.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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