A loan of $200 helped to buy a machine for making popcorn, beer and soft drinks.

Paulina's story

49-year old Paulina is married and has eleven children, six of whom are independent and five who still live at home. She lives in the town of Pisaq, in Calca province, Cusco department, Peru.

Paulina earns her living by selling chicha de jora (a traditional Peruvian drink) and beer. She’s been doing this job for 20 years and all is going well thanks to the effort she puts in. She also raises animals such as guinea pigs.

Paulina is now seeking a loan to buy a machine for making popcorn and also beer and soft drinks. She belongs to the Mosoq Ñusta community bank, a part of the Arariwa Association. She is grateful for the opportunity this loan brings and promises to pay back the money according to the established schedule.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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