A loan of $300 helped to buy more livestock.

Ruth Mery's story

Ruth Mery is 22 years old and single. She was born in the province of Urubamba but currently lives in the city of Cusco where she works.

Ruth Mery studied hotel administration in one of the most prestigious institutes in the city of Cusco. Currently she works as a waiter in one of the busiest restaurants in Cusco. It has been a few months already that she has been working in the restaurant and it is going very well for her thanks to the effort she puts into her work. She works from 6 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon from Monday through Saturday.

Ruth Mery and her parents have a business raising animals at home, in the village of Rumichaca Baja in the city of Urubamba. They have been doing this work for several years now and it is going very well for them. Right now Ruth Mery needs the loan to buy more livestock. Her dream is to study law and open a tourist agency.

Ruth Mery is a member of the Los Girasoles de Rumichaca Baja group, made up of 19 members who live in the village of Rumichaca Baja where they carry out their work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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