A loan of $550 helped to buy yarn and supplies such as rice, sugar, meat and vegetables.


Clotilde's story

Clotilde was born in Paucartambo province, in the city of Quiñer. She is 23 years old, lives with her common-law husband and has one son.

Clotilde currently lives in the town of Huancarani and this is where she carries out her business activities. Clotilde makes all kinds of handicrafts (knitting) and also sells food in the main square in the town of Huancarani. On this occasion, she needs a loan to buy yarn and supplies such as rice, sugar, meat and vegetables.

The 'Once de Mayo - Huancarani' community bank meet once a month in Huancarani district, in Paucartambo, in Cusco department (Peru). Cusco is well known for being a very touristy and commercial area. It is also known for its traditional Inti Raymi festival 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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