A loan of $375 helped to run her grocery store.


Maria Salome's story

Maria Salome belongs to the "Nueva Luz del Mañana" communal bank, of the Asociación Arawiwa in Cusco province, Cusco department. She is 67, and single. All her children are living on their own. The borrower has a small grocery store. She is responsible for running her grocery store, and serving customers. She usually takes orders, and for many products collects every two weeks. For others, she takes payment in cash. This is how she manages to re-stock merchandise. She wishes to take advantage of the Christmas holidays to invest in the purchase of fruitcakes, wines, champagne, cookies, rice, sugar, noodles, flour, milk, chocolates and other products. The borrower is applying for the loan in order to run her grocery store. The borrower is grateful for the opportunity she has been given, 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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