A loan of $925 helped to make improvements to her house.


Carmen's story

The communal bank “Patrón Santiago De Santiago” holds its meetings every 30 days in the city of Cusco. It is there that we meet their member Carmen, who tells us:

“I was born in the city of Cusco. I am 43 years old, have four children, and I live in the same city in which I was born. It is also there that I have developed my business, which is renting out rooms in my home."

Carmen also makes her living finding people who want to sell land and then selling the land to others. From that, she earns a commission. She has been running this business for several years, and, thanks to the effort she puts into her work, it has been going very well for her,. At this time, Carmen needs the loan to make improvements to her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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