A loan of $375 helped to buy bay leaves and animals such as pigs, chickens and cuyes to then sell them.


Ana's story

Introducing Ana, a member of the “Llancasun de Arin” Communal Bank, which is located in Calca, a district of the Calca province in the Cusco department.

Ana is 52 years old, she is married and she has 4 children. She alternated her daily chores with her retail activity, selling bay leaves, and her farming activity, breeding animal such as pigs, “cuyes” (“cuy” is Quechua for Guinea pig) and chickens. She sells the bay leaves and the animals in the Calca district, and thanks to this activity she provides for her children. She wants to expand her activity as a seller of bay leaves as well as her animal breeding activity, and she is requesting a loan to buy bay leaves and animals such as pigs, chickens and cuyes.

She is happy about the loan and she commits to complying with the repayment of her dues.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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