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A loan of $400 helped to buy beans, spices and dry goods.


Rosa's story

Rosa is forty-three years old and has three children with her partner. For nine years, she has run a business in the market selling beans, spices, and dry goods such as chuño (dried potatoes). A loan will help her buy more merchandise from Huancaro and other locations outside of Cusco. Her dream is to open her own store, because right now she shares a space with 35 other associates in the market.

Rosa is receiving an individual loan as a member of the village bank "Maria Auxiliadora" in Cusco, which is located in the South Andean region of Peru. The bank is in its 10th cycle with Asociación Arariwa.



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