A loan of $375 helped to purchase chairs, tables, cutlery, supplies, and other items.


Zulma's story

Zulma is 32 years old and has two children. She is a responsible, friendly, and hardworking person. Because of these qualities, she was invited to participate in the Communal Bank “Nueva Luz de Echarate” (New Light of Echarate), which is part of Asociación Arariwa. Zulma was born in the city of Quillabamba, La Convención, Cusco. She currently lives in the city of Echarate, where she has developed her business activities.

Zulma sells mate, hamburgers, and food as a street vendor. She has been in business for three years and has done very well. Zulma works every day from 9am to 4pm. She is taking this opportunity to request a loan to buy chairs, tables, cutlery, supplies, and other items. Her dream is to complete the opening of a restaurant.

The city of Echarate is the capital city of the District of Echarate in La Convención Province. It is an important center of commerce for the Lares and La Convención Valleys. The main business activities involve the production of coca leaves, coffee, cacao, and fruit.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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