A loan of $1,150 helped to purchase merchandise such as rice, sugar, milk, pasta, oil, and other items.

Maruja's story

Maruja is 40 years old, married, and has two children. She lives in the Urubamba province. She continues to work at her grocery store selling staple products such as rice, sugar, pasta, oil, and other items. With this store, Maruja has been able to educate her children, who are university students.

She is asking for this loan to purchase merchandise which will allow her to capitalize her business and continue paying for her children's education. For this reason, she is very thankful to Kiva for helping her develop her business. She promises to make her payments on time. Maruja is a member of the San Jose de Urubamba community bank located in the Urubamba province in Cusco, Peru.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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