A loan of $375 helped to purchase handicrafts for a souvenir stand.


Geraldine Odett's story

Geraldine belongs to a village bank called “Señor de Accha.” The bank is located in Pisac, a district of Calca province in the Cusco department. Geraldine is 20 years old and single. She earns a living by selling souvenirs and artisan products at the local handicrafts market, which is very popular among tourists heading to Macchu Picchu. Geraldine’s stand sells a variety of unique and colorful crafts, including alpaca knits and woven textiles, some of which are made by local indigenous groups. Geraldine is requesting a loan in order to buy handicrafts for her stand. She hopes to expand her business with the loan and is committed to repaying her lenders.



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