A loan of $550 helped to buy animals such as guinea pigs and hens.

Antonia's story

Antonia was born in Vilcabamba community, in Caicay district, in Paucartambo province, in Cusco department. She is 45 years old, has six sons, and lives in the town where she was born.

Antonia's business is making adobe bricks which are used in building houses. She has two employees who make the bricks by hand and she sells her products to all the residents of her community as well as those in other regions of Cusco department. Antonia has been in this business for 10 years and it is doing very well thanks to the commitment that she puts into her work.

Antonia also has a sideline business raising animals such as guinea pigs, hens and other animals. Antonia will invest the loan that she is going to receive in buying animals such as guinea pigs and hens.

Antonia is a member of Asociación Arariwa's "Mamacha del Carmen" community bank. The bank is in its third year and doing very well.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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