A loan of $375 helped to purchase merchandise such as kitchen equipment.


Antonia's story

Antonia is one of 12 members of the village bank “Luz del Sur” located in the Andean highlands of Cusco. Antonia is 50 years old and married with six children. Her children are ages 13,17, 23, 26, 27, and 28. Antonia works as a street vendor selling a variety of equipment including kitchen supplies. She is requesting a loan in order to purchase merchandise for her business. She hopes that the loan will enable her to grow her business and support her family, and is committed to making her payments on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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