A loan of $400 helped buy furnishings and supplies for her business, including plates, glasses, and chairs.


Sofia's story

Sofia is 47 years old, married and has 7 children. Sofia's principal economic activity is selling meals in one of the city markets. She has been doing this for many years and has gained much experience in the food business. Sofia needs a loan very much to enhance her business and, thus, to be able to earn more money and install her own restaurant.

Sofia belongs to the "Senor de los Temblores II" (Lord of the Earthquakes II) Communal Bank in the city of Cusco, Peru.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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