A loan of $375 helped to buy fruit at wholesale, like pineapples, papayas and plantains.


Gladys's story

The bank member is a part of the 'Richary Anteña' communal bank; The bank is located in the district of Anta, which is a part of the province of Anta, department of Cusco.

The bank member is Gladys. She alternates her daily activities between selling fruits like apples, oranges, plantains and other fruits, selling in the street and she also has a business selling 'salchipapas' (a traditional snack made of thinly sliced pan fried beef mixed with french fries and served with sauce), which she sells at night close to her house. It is as a result of these businesses that she has been able to help her children get ahead. She would like to increase her fruit selling business.

She is requesting a loan to buy fruit at wholesale price, like pineapples, papayas and plantains.

She is happy for the loan and she promises to make her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Kell



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