A loan of $575 helped to rent a crop field and to purchase wool..


Vilma's story

This member is part of the Manos Juntas de Rumichaca Alta Communal Bank, which is located in the Urubamba district of the province by the same name, department of Cusco.

She is Ms. Vilma, a 36-year-old with 4 children and a live-in partner. She alternates her daily chores with her agriculture business. She cultivates vegetables like lettuce, cabbage, and potatoes, among other produce. She also knits sweaters, pants, and hats to order. Through these two businesses, she is able to help her children get ahead. The member wishes to expand her crops and improve her knitting business. She is requesting this loan in order to rent land for vegetable cultivation, and to purchase wool to knit sweaters and pants.

Ms. Vilma is happy about the loan, and she commits to repaying it back on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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