A loan of $500 helped buy beef, lamb, pork and alpaca meat for her butcher shop.


Victoria's story

Victoria is a member of the Juntos de la Mano (“Holding Hands”) Village Bank. She is 51 years old, married, and has five children, all of whom are now adults. Four of her five children are married and have children of their own, while her youngest daughter is still single.


Victoria runs a butcher shop in a rented space in Anta, a town about forty minutes outside of the city of Cusco. She works seven days a week, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. She usually works alone, though sometimes her daughters help out. Victoria has sold meat for the past twenty years. She sells about 1500 soles (US$476) worth of meat each day, of which 80-100 soles (US$25-$32) is profit.


Victoria needs a loan of 1500 soles to buy beef, lamb, pork and alpaca meat. She has pledged to repay her Kiva loan on time and in full. Her goal for the future is to build a small barn in which to raise pigs and guinea pigs.



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