A loan of $125 helped to buy supplies such as apples, quinoa, milk, breads, cheese, avocados and maca.


Rosalia's story

Rosalia was born in the city of Puno. She is 39 years old and lives in the beautiful city of Pilcopata with her six children and they are very happy. She is a single mother and so despite adversity she is bringing up her children through struggles and dedication. Her main financial activity is selling breakfast as a traveling vendor, for example apple juice, quinoa, maca (relative of the radish) mate (traditional beverage) bread with cheese, bread with avocados, cakes and pastries. She has been working in this business for several years and is doing well thanks to the effort she puts into her work. She belongs to the communal bank Kusacha de Pilcopata and at this time she is requesting a loan to buy more supplies such as apples, quinoa, milk, breads, cheese, avocados, and maca in order to increase her working capital in this field. She is grateful and appreciates the loan agreeing to comply with the monthly payments responsibly. The village of Pilcopata is known for its trade in forest products, as well as for accommodations and restaurants. It is the point of entry to the Manu National Park.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand



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