A loan of $1,125 helped to invest in full payment for her merchandise, and in this way to be able to put in place what she needs to be ready for the Christmas holidays.


Aleja's story

This member belongs to the "HUCHUY QOSQO” communal bank. The communal bank is located in the district of Lamay in the province of Calca and department of Cusco.

The member is Señora Aleja. She is 38 years old and married. She has four children, aged 20, 17, 11 and 5 months. The member works buying and selling shoes; she has a stall in Calca where she displays a variety of shoes for women, men and children. The member gets the shoes at wholesale in the city of Cusco, and sells them at her stall. She is open daily except for Sundays, which she wants to spend with her family.

The member is a very hard-working woman who puts in great effort to move her family ahead in life. She manages the finances for her household, and distributes snacks and tickets for everyone in her home. The member usually travels to Cusco once or twice a month to get her merchandise, leaving very early in the morning.

The member is requesting the loan to invest in full payment for her merchandise, and in this way to be able to put in place what she needs to be ready for the Christmas holidays.

The member is grateful for the loan and agrees to comply with her repayments in accordance with the repayment schedule..

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack



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