A loan of $1,500 helped to buy polo shirts, jackets, pants, shirts, etc.


Carmela's story

Carmela is a member of Qorichuspas Communal Bank in the city of Cusco, Peru. Carmela's a versatile young mother who continues to make a living doing manicures and make-up, such as face painting for children's parties. She also makes the most of her time by selling clothing through direct customer request.

This time Carmela's requesting her loan to buy merchandise such as polo shirts, jackets, pants, shirts, etc. to sell this Christmas season.

Carmela's grateful to Kiva for allowing her to grow and expand in her new business activity, which represents another income and the possibility of offering her children a better quality of life and education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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