A loan of $1,000 helped to buy foodstuffs like rice, sugar and noodles.


Rosalio's story

Rosalío, 46, is from the city of Yucay and belongs to Asociación Arariwa’s “Reyna de Los Ángeles” (Queen of Angels) communal bank. He has a son named Juan Carlos who is 14 years old.

Rosalío is a hardworking, responsible father who works transporting products from the city of Urubamba to Cusco and vice versa Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. His commercial activity starts at 9pm when the owner of the merchandise has him loan the vegetables. He leaves Urubamba at 10pm and arrives in Cusco at 11pm. He unloads merchandise until 2 or 3 in the morning and then goes to sleep. He returns to Urubamba the next day bringing back foodstuffs like rice, sugar, noodles, etc.

His dream is to buy himself a house in the city of Yucay and a truck and to do so he’s saving up. He needs the loan to buy foodstuffs like rice, sugar and noodles, for example. He is grateful for the opportunity provided through this means and at the same time commits to make his installment payments according to the timeframe.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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