A loan of $225 helped to purchase ingredients (such as flour, chicken, meat, and butter) necessary for the preparation of empanadas.


Haydee's story

Haydee, age 25, lives with her partner and has one son. She is a member of the communal bank QORILAZO; the bank is located in the Cusco district of the Cusco province which is located in the department of Cusco.

Haydee divides her time between her daily activities and her empanada business (empanada is a South American stuffed bread/pastry). She prepares meat and chicken empanadas and then sells them around the neigborhood from 8am to 1pm. This business provides the income Maria needs to raise her children.

Maria would like to expand her empanada business and she is seeking a loan to purchase ingredients such as flour, chicken, meat, and butter that are necessary for the preparation of empanadas. She is very happy about the loan and is committed to repaying it in a timely manner.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrei Vazhnov



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