A loan of $800 helped purchase tires.


Maria Antonieta's story

Maria Antonieta is 38 years old, has 3 children, and lives in the city of Cusco, Peru. Maria Antonieta purchases and re-sells used automobiles as her form of income. She sells the automobiles on Saturdays during the famous fair held in the industrial park. She has been in the business for 8 years and has been doing well thanks to her dedication to her job. Maria Antonieta will invest the money from the loan to perform maintenance of the autos she purchases; she wants to purchase tires. Maria Antonieta's dream is to have more than 4 automobiles to sell.

Maria Antonieta belongs to the communal bank, "Yahuar Maqui", of the Arariwa Association. She is thankful for the opportunity presented to her through this medium and because of it, she commits to fulfilling her payments according to her time frame.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gustavo Gutierrez



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