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A loan of $400 helped to pay for her daughter's university tuition.

Luz Marina's story

Luz Marina, 48, works as a cashier in the restaurant of a hotel. She has had this job for 12 years. Luz is married and has two children.

A loan will help Luz to pay for her daughter’s university education. Her daughter is studying psychology and has one more year left until graduation. Luz Marina dreams of having her own business one day, perhaps a jewelry store.

Luz Marina is receiving an individual loan as a member of the village bank "Hatunchaskas" in Cusco, which is located in the South Andean region of Peru. The bank is in its third cycle with Asociación Arariwa.

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