A loan of $200 helped to buy products such as tortas, cakes, soda and other items.


Carmen Rosa's story

Carmen Rosa is 44 years old and is both father and mother to her two children. She was born in the province of Anta, in the department of Cusco but she now lives in the beautiful city of Cusco. Carmen Rosa has a small coffee shop in one of the bus stations of the city of Cusco. Carmen Rosa sells juices, mate, coffee, cakes, tortas and hot and cold drinks in her coffee shop. On this occasion Carmen Rosa needs a loan to buy products such as tortas, cakes, sodas and other items.

The communal bank "Nueva Esperanza" consists of responsible, hard-working people who help their families get ahead. The majority of its members live in the city of Cusco, where they carry out their business activities. Cusco is renowned for being a tourist and commercial area, for its traditional celebration of Inti Raymi and because it is located near to one of the seven wonders of the world "Machupicchu".

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby



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