A loan of $925 helped to buy stock items for her store and trees to make firewood.

Marilu Dolores's story

Marilú, 41, belongs to the “Vilcanota” communal bank that belongs to Urubamba District in Urubamba Province and Cusco Department.

She is married and has three children. She’s a retailer. She buys and sells firewood at wholesale and retail. She buys trees that are chopped for firewood. She also runs her grocery store. In addition, she buys chickens to raise and then resell. She occupies all her time working and producing to provide her family with a better quality of life and to be able to pay the monthly school tuition fees, home utility bills, her children’s food and health costs.

She wants to use the loan partly to buy trees and partly to buy stock merchandise for the store: rice, sugar, milk, oil and other products at wholesale.

She needs the loan to buy merchandise to stock the store and to buy trees for firewood. She is grateful for and values the loan that will be granted to improve her and her family’s quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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