A loan of $375 helped to purchase sugar, noodles, rice, and other products for her store.


Ricardina's story

Ricardina is 43 years old and assumes the role of both father and mother to her three children. She was born in the city of Cusco and still lives there. Ricardina is a hardworking and enterprising mother who succeeds on behalf of her family. She has a small grocery store located in her home where she offers her products to her neighbors. Ricardina opens her store very early at approximately 6am and closes at 10pm. She has been in this business for twelve years and has done very well as a result of the effort she puts into her work. Ricardina is taking this opportunity to request a loan to buy more merchandise such as sugar, noodles, rice, and other products.


Ricardina is a member of the Communal Bank “Sol de Oro” (Golden Sun), which is part of Asociación Arariwa. She is grateful for the opportunity being given to her and promises to complete her payments on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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