A loan of $750 helped to supply her store with the purchase of rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergents, canned goods and other basic needs products.


Yovana's story

The Valle Sagrado de los Incas consists of a series of tourist attractions, including Pisaq, Yucay, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Chinchero. The city of Urubamba is known for its beautiful scenic locations which are frequently visited by national and international tourists. There is a diversity of beautiful locales and a rich variety of traditional foods in the region.

Here we meet Yovana. She was born in Cusco (Cusco, Peru) and she is 31 years old. She has a partner and a son who is the fruit of this relationship. She works for the city Police Service in the city of Urubamba, working as a janitor from 5am to 10am from Monday to Friday.

She also has a grocery store that opens in the afternoons. She sells all types of products, such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergents, and other items. In addition to these products she also sells vegetables and school supplies. She acquires her products in the city of Cusco where they are more affordable. Certain products are delivered directly to her store. She tells us that she has been in business for 7 years and it has gone very well, thank to the attention she invests in it.

This loan will be used to supply her store with the purchase of rice, sugar, cooking oil, detergents, canned goods, and other basic needs products. She has been with her communal bank for several years and she enjoys the collegiality of the group.

Her goal is to keep her business moving forward and to open an internet cafe.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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