A loan of $900 helped to buy supplies for printing business.


Mery Carlota's story

Sra. Mery, 46, is a member of the SOL Y LUNA community bank in the Peruvian "departamento" of Cusco.

Sra. Mery is married and has 2 children. She and her husband operate a printing business where she makes and sells cards for every kind of celebration from baptisms to weddings to quinceaneras. She has earned her living from the business for years and is very happy with it because it has allowed her to give her children a leg up, something about which she is immensely proud. She's a naturally happy woman with a strong drive to get ahead in the world.

Sra. Mery is applying for a loan so that she can buy supplies such as paper and printer cartridges.

Sra. Mery is grateful for the loan and committed to repaying it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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