A loan of $1,125 helped to buy sacks of rice, sacks of sugar, noodles and cans of milk.

Maria's story

Maria was born in the town of Lares, which is two hours from the city of Cusco, in Cusco department. She is 55, and lives in the town of Calca. She is married, and has three children.

Calca is noted for having beautiful scenery, and for being a tourist, livestock-raising and farming area. She belongs to the “Clorinda Matto de Turner” communal bank of Asociación Arariwa.

Maria sells foodstuffs and has a rented stand in one of the markets in the town of Calca.

She works from 5:30am to 5:30pm every day of the week. She has been doing this work for 30 years now, and it is going very well, thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

On this occasion, she is accessing the loan in order to buy merchandise for supplying and stocking her stand. She will buy sacks of rice and sugar, as well as noodles and cans of milk

María is a very determined woman, and her dream is to make her business grow.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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