A loan of $375 helped to buy chickens and pigs.


Carmela's story

Sra. Carmela is a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen de Las Mercedes” which is located in the District of Huayllabamba, Urubamba Province, Department of Cusco.


She is 33 years old, married, and has three children. Carmela divides her time between her daily activities and her business of raising animals such as pigs and chickens. After the animals are grown and fattened, they are sold at the different fairs throughout Urubamba. Carmela works from 7am to 5pm. Through this business, she is able to grow her enterprise. She is requesting a loan to buy animals at wholesale, such as chickens and pigs.


Carmela is happy with the loan and promises to complete her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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