A loan of $575 helped to buy cooking ingredients, such as rice, meat, chicken, and vegetables, as well as corn for making chicha, a beverage made from corn.


Rosa's story

Rosa belongs to the "Las Orquideas" communal bank, located in the district of Cusco, which is part of Cusco province, in Cusco department. She is 50, single, and has four children.

The borrower alternates her daily activities with the business of selling meals, as well as chicha, a beverage made from corn. She also sells breakfast in the mornings. She sells in the street from 7:00am to 5:00pm. By means of this business, she is raising her children.

Her dream is to expand her business selling meals. She is applying for the loan in order to buy cooking ingredients, such as rice, meat, chicken, and vegetables, as well as corn for making chicha.

She is happy about the loan, and promises to make her instalment payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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