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A loan of $500 helped to buy more ingredients.


Nohelia's story

Nohelia was born in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the city of Calca. She is 25 years old and has five children. Nohelia lives in the same city where she was born, and this is where she undertakes her various economic activities. She is a teacher at a prestigious high school in the city of Calca. She teaches at secondary-school level, and has been in this position for three years; it is going very well for her.

Nohelia and her mom have a small business selling meals to order to her customers. Nohelia puts in the capital while her mom puts in the work, and at the point when they distribute the earnings, they do so equally.

On this occasion Nohelia is requesting the loan to purchase more ingredients such as potatoes, meat and other things. Nohelia's dreams are to travel overseas and to buy a place for herself in the city of Cusco.

The "Milenium III" Communal Bank meets monthly in the city of Calca, in the Department of Cusco (in Peru). Cusco is well-known for being an area with much tourism and commerce, for its traditional Inti Raymi festival, and also because it's where you find Machu Pichu, one of the seven wonders of the world.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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