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Sonia
Sonia is a member of the 'Virgen de Lujan' community bank which is located in Tinicachi district, in Yunguyo province, in Puno department. She is 31 years old, lives with her partner, and has 5 children. She studied up to the fourth year of elementary school.

Sonia has been working with Movimiento Manuela Ramos for 6 years. She invested her first loan for 300 Peruvian soles in buying groceries. Currently, she sells hand-made woven products. She is requesting a new loan for 2,000 Peruvian soles to buy ten units of 'aguayo' (traditional, multi-colored, woven fabric). She will also buy flowers to sell in La Paz (Bolivia). Sonia works together with her husband on their small farm growing flowers, potatoes, beans, etc. Her dream is to own a well-stocked grocery store that will allow her to make more income. What she likes about her community bank is the ease with which members can obtain loans.
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Sonia es socia del Banco Comunal “Virgen de Lujan” ubicado en el distrito de Tinicachi, provincia Yunguyo y departamento de Puno, tiene 31 años de edad. Es conviviente y tiene 05 hijos, la señora estudió hasta 4to de educación secundaria.
Trabaja con el Movimiento Manuela Ramos desde hace 06 años, su primer préstamo de S/. 300.00 nuevos soles, lo invirtió en su negocio de venta de abarrotes. Actualmente se dedica a la venta de tejidos artesanales.
La señora solicitará un nuevo crédito de S/. 2000.00 nuevos soles, dinero que utilizará para comprar diez unidades de tejidos (aguayos) y también comprará flores para venderlos en la Paz (Bolivia), trabaja junto con su esposo en la chacra de flores, papa, habas, etc.
Su sueño es tener una tienda de abarrotes bien surtida que le permita generar mejores ingresos.
Lo que le gusta del Banco Comunal es la facilidad del préstamo.

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    Average annual income
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  • $56,011,725
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    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Sonia to buy ten units of 'aguayo' (traditional, multi-colored, woven fabric) and to buy flowers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Irregularly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 10, 2011
Listed
Mar 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Oct 15, 2011