A loan of $775 helped to buy merchandose such as rice, sugar, milk, pasta and soft drinks.

Valentina's story

This member's name is Valentina. She belongs to the “Señor de los Milagros de Chimpahuaylla” communal bank in the city of Cuzco – Perú. She still is a merchant who sells basic neceesity products in her small grocery store. Valentina has done this activity for a while and with it she gets her two children ahead, who are still young and dependent on her. Valentina works to give her children a home, food and education. Because of that she will invest the loan in buying merchandise such as rice, sugar, milk, pasta, soft drinks, etc. for her grocery business.

She wants to make her business grow and expand her business to become a mini-market. This will bring better income and elevate her and her family's quality of life.

Valentina is very happy and grateful to KIVA for allowing her to giver a better quality of life to her family and for helping her maintain and develop her economic activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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