A loan of $1,100 helped to buy vegetables, to repair her house, and to pay for her son's education..


Florencia's story

Florencia was born in the city of Urubamba in Cusco province (Peru). She is 58, a widow, and has 5 children. She lives in the city where she was born, and where she carries on her business.

She sells vegetables and alfalfa. On Saturdays, she takes her products to sell in the city of Quillabamba. She has worked in her business for 8 years now, and it's going very well. Florencia needs the loan to buy vegetables, to repair her house, and to pay for her son's education. He is studying for a technical career in surveying.

The members of the "Nueva Vision Urubamba" communal bank meet every thirty days in the city of Urubamba (Cusco province, Peru). Cusco is known as a tourist and commercial area. It is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi festival, and because one of the Seven Wonders of the World, "Machu Piccchu" is located there.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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