A loan of $575 helped to buy wholesale supplies of firewood for her retail business.


Maruja's story

Our member, Sra. Maruja, belongs to the SENOR DE CCOYLLORTY YUNGAQUI community bank in Anta, a district in the Peruvian "departamento" of Cusco. Sra. Maruja still makes her living buying and selling cattle. She has operated the business for many years and it has prospered thanks to the effort that she has put in to building it. She buys and sells the cattle at local markets. She supplements her cattle business by buying and selling firewood and working as a street vendor, selling mate that she makes herself. She is a responsible person, committed to working hard to support her family. Sra. Maruja will use this loan to buy wholesale supplies of firewood for resale.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman



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