A loan of $350 helped purchase of sugar, corn, passion fruit and firewood.


Agripina's story

Agripina is a member of the Marcela Communal Bank. She is a 59-year-old single mother with four children, and sells a fermented beverage known as chicha, which she prepares herself from passion fruit and purple corn. Using tabletop coolers, each day Agripina works as a traveling vendor at one of the gates to the Playa Grau marketplace.

Agripina needs a loan of $350 (1050 soles) to invest in the purchase of sugar, corn, passion fruit and firewood. She dreams that her son would finally study at a business school, of having another business and of saving enough for the future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joyce .



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