A loan of $650 helped to buy potatoes for planting.


Emerita's story

Emerita is a member of the Arco Iris (“Rainbow”) Village Bank. She is 36 years old and is married with two children. Emerita has a store in her home in the Cuchipampa neighborhood where she sells dry goods, vegetables and fruits. Her daughters run the store in the mornings while Emerita sells fruit from a mobile cart in the Nery Garcia Market, and Emerita runs the store in the afternoons. Emerita and her husband also grow potatoes on a plot of land they rent. Emerita needs a loan of $650 to invest in potatoes for planting. Emerita dreams of improving and expanding her business, and that her children may graduate with professional degrees and grow up to have better lives than she and her husband.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow.



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