A loan of $500 helped to buy supplies for her business like rice, sugar, milk, and vegetables, among other things.


Ricardina's story

Ricardina belongs to the Chaska Ñahui Communal Bank. The bank is located in the Cusco district, Cusco province, and the Cusco department. Ricardina is 54 years old, married, and has four children. She alternates her daily activities with the business of selling food. She works in an independent manner, which is one of the reasons she feels good. Through this business she is able to spend more time with her children. She sells in an itinerant manner at the Huancaro market on Saturday, which is the day of the fair. Also, she goes to different fairs in Cusco and the Valle Sagrado. That way she gets her family ahead. She is requesting the loan to buy supplies for her business. She will buy things like rice, sugar, milk, and vegetables, among other things. She is happy about the loan, and she pledges to make her payments on time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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