A loan of $600 helped to buy dishes, cutlery etc.


Ruth's story

Ruth was born in the province of Cusco in the south of Peru. She has four children. For the last fifteen years she has lived in the town of Calca where she earns her living renting out rooms in her house. Ruth and her son Yiukyo are planning to open a restaurant serving traditional food. For this reason Ruth requires a loan to set up the restaurant; she wishes to buy dishes, cutlery, etc. The Milenium III Comunity Bank meets every month in Calca in the department of Cusco, Peru. The town is known for its tourist areas, its commerce, and its traditional festival Inti Raymi. As well it is the home of one of the seven wonders of the world, Machupicchu.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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