A loan of $625 helped expanding her house.


Maria Teresa's story

María Teresa is a member of the communal bank “Los Solidarios” ["The Ones with Solidarity"] of the Arariwa Association. She is grateful for the opportunity provided to her in this way, and she is committed to making her payments according to the schedule. María Teresa is 33 years old and single. She was born in the city of Urubamba, in the Department of Cusco, and she currently lives in the same city. María Teresa works for a private business called “Cerámicas Seminario,” which produces handicrafts such as artistic, decorative and utilitarian ceramics; jewelry; paintings; and sculptures, among others. She works from 8 in the morning until 5 in the evening, Monday through Saturday. She has been doing this work for 14 years, and it is going very well for her, thanks to the dedication she puts into her work. At this time, María Teresa needs a loan for personal use; she wants to use the funds to expand her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman



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