A loan of $300 helped to buy supplies such as rice, oil, potatoes, and meat for her restaurant.

Anonymous's story

This woman belongs to La Amistad de Ollantaytambo Community Bank located in Ollantaytambo district, Urubamba province, in the department of Cusco. She is 49 years old, married, and has three children, all of them independent.

She runs a restaurant in the town of Ollantaytambo. It’s a lovely town, full of culture, and many tourists visit there daily. They come to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the nearby ruins. The town is considered by many to be a museum because local people live in the very same houses once inhabited by Incas, and they keep many of the same traditions. This woman is very proud of her origins.

She opened her restaurant four years ago and administers it herself as well as personally looking after her customers. She takes charge of almost everything with help from her children and husband.

She would now like to borrow money to buy supplies in daily use such as rice, oil, potatoes, and meat in quantity and at wholesale prices. The savings will make her restaurant more profitable. She is very satisfied and grateful for the loan and promises to pay it back according to the schedule.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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