A loan of $125 helped to invest in buying wooden plates.


Beatriz's story

Beatriz, 30 years old, is single and lives in the city of Cusco. She works as a teacher but also has a small business painting wooden plates. She buys these plates from artisans in the city of Calca and after painting them she distributes them to shops at the Cusco Artisan Fair. Beatriz is part of the "Inti" Communal Bank of the Arariwa Assocation. She needs this loan to invest in buying more wooden plates. She has been working in this business for 10 years now and it has gone very well for her due to the hard work she puts in. (Inti is a word from the Quechua language which translates to Sun in English). Beatriz is thankful for this opportunity afforded her and she is committed to making her payments according to schedule.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Shimmin



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