A loan of $550 helped to buy beer.


Marilu's story

Marilu is a responsible, hard-working person who, because of these traits, was invited by her friends to participate in the communal bank "Las Natividades" which belongs to the Arariwa Association.

She was born in the city of Quillabamba in the province of La Convención in the department of Cusco (Perú). She is 19 years old and currently lives in the city of Huarocondo where she carries out her commercial activities. She has worked in the municipality of Huarocondo as an assistant in the area of administration of economic development. Currently she is studying for a degree at the ESITUP Superior Institute of Administration, and is almost finished.

Together with her mother, Marilu runs a business selling beer and has a 24-hour dispensing depot. She has been in business for four months, and it is going well thanks to all her hard work. She is requesting a loan to buy beer because of the upcoming festivities of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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