A loan of $375 helped to buy more seeds to plant.

Josefa's story

In the city of Calca, department of Cusco, there is a place known as the community of Arin. This location is known for it beautiful vistas, its gastronomy, and the quality of its people. This is where a group of residents formed the “Virgen Concebida de Arin” [Virgin Who Conceived of Arin] Communal Bank.

Josefa dedicates her time to selling vegetables and, also, to raising small livestock. She sells her production in various markets of different cities, including Calca, Urubamba, and Cusco. Since she was small, her parents taught her this work and now, she has her own lands which she farms with her spouse, and where, with much care, they sow vegetables, principally potatoes and corn, plus other vegetables.

The loan Josefa has requested will be used to buy more seeds. Josefa is a hard-working and careful woman who has always known how to get ahead, to improve her life, and to be able to obtain what she wants.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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