A loan of $375 helped to purchase meat, chicken, vegetables and rice at wholesale prices.

Silvia's story

Silvia is 40 years old, married, and has three children. She was born in the city of Cusco and that is where she does business. Silvia's business is making prepared dinners for the public transportation drivers of the city of Cusco. Silvia currently needs this loan to buy supplies, such as bags of rice, bags of sugar, noodles, and other things.

The Nueva Esperanza Communal Bank is made up of responsible and hardworking people who get their families ahead. The majority of its members live and work in the city of Cusco. Cusco is known for being a big tourist attraction, for its business, for its traditional Inti Raymi celebration, and because it is the site of one of the seven wonder of the world, Machu Picchu.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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