A loan of $1,100 helped to buy rice, meat, chicken, vegetables, sodas, and beer in bulk.


Maria Elena's story

Sra. Maria Elena is a member of the Communal Bank “Santo Domingo” which is located in the District, Province, and Department of Cusco.


She is 48 years old, single, and has three children. Maria Elena divides her time between her daily activities and her restaurant business. She prepares different foods, such as soups and entrees. Maria Elena works from 7am to 9pm. Through her business, she is able to help her children move forward. She wants to expand her restaurant, so she is requesting a loan to buy rice, meat, chicken, vegetables, sodas, and beer in bulk.


Maria Elena is happy with the loan and promises to complete her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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