A loan of $550 helped to buy merchandise (judo uniforms).

Victoria Del Pilar's story

Victoria was born in Ancash department, in the north of Peru. She is 41 years old, married, and has three children from her marriage. Victoria has lived in the city of Cusco for the past 17 years and this is where she carries out her business activities. Victoria is a judo trainer and in her free time she works at IDP (Sports Institute of Peru - Cusco branch). She has been in this line of work for three years and is doing very well. Victoria also sells judo uniforms. On this occasion, she needs a loan to buy merchandise such as judo uniforms. Victoria's dream is to open a restaurant.

The 'Virgen de las Nieves' community bank meets once a month in the city of Cusco (Peru). Cusco is well known for being a very touristy, commercial area. It is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi fiesta and because it is home to one of the seven wonders of the world (Machu Picchu).

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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