A loan of $550 helped to invest in buying supplies such as rice, oil, salt and other ingredients.


Dora's story

Dora is a member of the "Sr. de Tayancani" community bank. She lives in Ocongate district, in Quispicanchis province, in Cusco department. Dora is 34 years old and has five children. She divides her time between her household chores and her business selling home-made meals that are typical of her region. She makes the meals at home and takes them to sell in the main square in the village of Ocangate, together with the fellow members of her community bank and those who work in the same area. Dora usually makes different dishes to those of her friends so that they don't cause competition for each other. They come to an agreement and vary their daily menus. Dora would like this loan to invest in buying supplies such as rice, oil, salt and other ingredients. Dora values her loan and is infinitely grateful for it since it will allow her to grow her business and improve her quality of life. She therefore pledges to make her repayments according to schedule.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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