A loan of $375 helped to buy meat, including 10 guinea pigs.


Livia's story

Livia belongs to the "Virgen Purificada de Tupac Amaru" communal bank, located in Urcos district, in the province of Quispicanchis, in the department of Cusco. She is 38. She lives with her partner, and has four children, ages 18, 8, 4, and 1.

She buys and sells small animals, such as guinea pigs, hens and roosters. She also has a small independently-run butcher shop at one end of the market. She doesn't have her own stand, but she would love to have one in the near future. She speaks very little Spanish, mostly Quechua. She also fills orders for roast guinea pig. The client prepares orders for roasted guinea pig, which is a very rich dish served with potatoes, salad and a spicy garlic sauce--an exotic chowder.

The client is a hard working and motivated woman who has a number of businesses and activities, but she likes to be busy. She wants to offer her small children a higher quality of life, and continue working as much as she can so that her children can get ahead. She wants a loan to purchase meat, and also to buy 10 guinea pigs

The client is grateful for the loan and promises to make make payments in accordance with her loan schedule.

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