A loan of $575 helped to buy rice, meat, chicken, vegetables, sodas, and beer in bulk.


Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena continues being a member of the community bank "Santo Domingo". She is 49 years old, separated, and lives with her three children. Maria Elena has a restaurant in the popular district of Santiago of the city of Cusco. She has had the restaurant for 20 years and it is doing well. She serves a variety of food such as soups, daily breakfasts and lunches for 3 soles. At this time, Maria Elena needs a loan to buy ingredients for her food preparation, such as sacks of rice, eggs, oil and meats. He goal for the future is to own a large restaurant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit



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