A loan of $550 helped to do car maintenance.

Mariela's story

Mariela was born in the province of Urubamba (Cuzco, Peru). She is 29 years old and in a common law marriage from which she has one son. At present, she lives in the same city where she was born and where she works. She is a housewife and her husband Constantino works in interprovincial transportation on the route from Cuzco to Ollantaytambo and vice versa in his own car. He has had this business for two years and it is going very well for him, thanks to his hard work.

Mariela needs the loan for car maintenance.

The “Nueva Visión de Urubamba” [New Vision of Urubamba] communal bank meets every month in the city of Urubamba (Cuzco, Peru). Cuzco is known for its tourism, its trade, for its traditional Inti Raymi festival and because in it is one of the seven wonders of the world, “Machu Picchu”.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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