A loan of $1,150 helped to buy more farming supplies and more cattle.

Avelina's story

Avelina is now 42 years old, she lives with her life partner and has 3 young children aged between 7 and 13. She is currently living in the Urubamba Province, located at about half an hour away from the town of Cusco. Her main economic activities are retailer, farmer and livestock breeder, definitely very demanding activities requiring a lot of time and effort. The products she mainly sells are maize, pulses, lettuce, pumpkin and vegetables. On top of this she also sells cattle but in lesser quantities and in a not very constant manner.

She wants to improve her earnings by offering a bigger amount of products of better quality; she is therefore requesting a loan to buy more farming supplies and more cattle, so that she will also be able to contribute to the education of her young children as well as to offer them a better standard of living.

Avelina is a member of “Virgen Natividad” (Virgin of the Nativity), a Communal Bank located in the Urubamba Province, Cusco, Perù.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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