A loan of $375 helped to buy a large pot and more plates and utensils.

Cristina's story

Cristina is one of twenty-one members of the village bank, “Sumac Ayllu”, located in the Andean highlands of Cusco. Cristina is 53 years old and married. Her eight children are all now living independently with their own families.

For the last eight years, Cristina has run a restaurant from her house. She serves a complete lunch menu offering “sopa y segundo” (soup and main course) to hungry customers. She says that her most popular dishes are steak, barbecue, and lomo saltado, a popular Peruvian dish of stir-fried beef, potatoes, and tomatoes.

Cristina’s restaurant is missing some necessary equipment. With her loan, she plans to buy a large pot as well as more plates and utensils. Her dream is to open a large restaurant in an independent location.

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