A loan of $425 helped to buy potatoes and fertilizers for her land.


Jessica's story

Jessica is a member of the "Munay Tika" community bank which is located in Urubamba district, in Urubamba province, in Cusco department. Jessica is 18 years old, lives with her partner, and has one child. She divides her time between her daily activities and her farming business. Jessica owns farmland where she grows potatoes, corn and beans which she later sells in Urubamba market. She works from 8.00am to 7.00pm. Through this business, Jessica gets her son ahead in life. She would like to expand her business selling potatoes, beans and corn and is requesting this loan to buy potatoes and fertilizers for her farmland. Jessica is happy to be receiving the loan and pledges to make her repayments on time.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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