A loan of $450 helped to pay for her utilities and her son's university tuition.

Ernestina's story

This member is Señora Ernestina. She belongs to the communal bank “Luz Del Sur” (Southerly Light) in the city of Cusco – Perú. The member is a hard working woman and the mother of four children. She is a homemaker and runs her house. At this time, Ernestina is requesting the loan to pay for the utilities generated by her home and also to invest in one of her son's education by paying his university tuition.
Ernestina works a lot and makes sacrifices in order to give her children a better life and, most importantly, a better education.
This member is very grateful to KIVA for enabling her to give her family a better quality of life and to give her children a better education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal

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