A loan of $400 helped to buy potatoes wholesale.

Teresa Gerarda's story

This is our member, Teresa. She belongs to the Virgen Asunta de Rasca Communal Bank from the city of Cusco, Peru. She still sells potatoes wholesale and retail for a living, which she does alongside her sister. However, she has been working independently for a few years now and she has been able to advance and develop this business to the great benefit of her family. Teresa does this work all day, from very early in the morning when she receives her produce from the producers, until nighttime when her customers do their shopping. She supplies this tuber to different markets, such as hotels, restaurants, and supermarkets, and she also sells them directly retail. This time, our member will use her loan to capitalize her business and she will buy different types of potatoes wholesale in order to cover her market and her demand.

Teresa is very thankful to Kiva for allowing her to maintain her business and support her children and her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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