A loan of $550 helped to buy fruit wholesale.

Maria's story

The member belongs to the communal bank “TRES DE MAYO”. The bank is located in the district of Huanchac in the province of Cusco and the department of Cusco.

The member is Sra. Maria. She is 42 years old and lives with a partner. The member has 4 children of 22, 13, 12 and 5 years of age. The member works in the retail sale of fruit. She buys fruit wholesale at the terminals where the trucks arrive with their cargoes of fruit from the north. She buys different fruit and then from her house she sets off with her wheelbarrow full of fruit, bags and a small hand scale. She makes her way along busy streets and sets up business for a few minutes at the corners whilst the passersby stop to buy her produce by the kilo and by the unit. The member works every day and hopes to give her children a good education. The member wants the loan to invest in the purchase of fruit wholesale.

The member is grateful for the support given her and agrees to make her repayments in a disciplined manner.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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