A loan of $1,200 helped to pay for her daughter's university tuition.

Valentina's story

Valentina was born in the city of Calca where she still lives. She is 60 years old, married and has six children. She divides her time between her household activities and a small business selling food in one of the city markets. She begins work very early in the morning and ends at 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. She has been in business for several years and it has gone well for her. Valentina is a hard-working, enterprising mother who has provided for her children. For example, she has a daughter studying for a medical degree in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Her daughter is in her third year and doing very well. Valentina wants to support her daughter so she can reach her goals. Her dream is for all of her children to become professionals and be successful.

Valentina is requesting a loan to pay for her daughter's university tuition.

Valentina is a member of the communal bank "Virgen de Asunta de Calca" which is comprised fo 15 members who live in the city and province of Calca in the department of Cusco, Perú.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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