A loan of $200 helped to buy notions, and to stock up on merchandise.


Marina's story

Marina belongs to the "José Carlos Mariáteguí" communal bank, located in the very heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Urubamba province, in Cusco department. She lives with her partner and has two children, ages 19 and 8.

She works selling notions. She brings merchandise from the city of Cusco, and sells it at a stand in the market. She sells a wide variety of goods, including pony tail holders, tweezers, creams such as vaselines, shoe brushes, mirrors, hooks, bleach, detergents, bags, and other items.

She wishes to use the loan to buy notions and to stock up on merchandise. The borrower is thankful for the loan, and promises to make her instalment payments in accordance with the loan schedule.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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