A loan of $400 helped to purchase bags of peppers.


Maria Jacinta's story

María Jacinta belongs to the communal bank Cruz de Motupe in the Independencia district, Huaraz province, in Ancash. She is 38 years old and has two children with her partner. She has had difficulties in her personal life, having an adolscent daughter who suffers from high blood pressure but is slowly getting better. She wants to grow her grocery and chili peppers business and that she has on Caraz Street, and also in a provisional manner on market days in the city of Huaraz. She brings the products from the city of Barranca. It’s been a major challenge because she started her business with one bag of toilet paper and, today, she has invested everything into the enterprise totalling approximately 5,000.00 soles. Now she is progressing calmly and she pays her business permit on market days for the post she occupies there. Days she isn’t at the market, she sells her products on foot. With this loan of 1,200.00 soles, to be repaid in 6 installments, she will buy bags of peppers to have in reserve. María states that she would like to receive lessons/guidance on how to make things better for her family, because she thinks it’s very important to help her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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