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Sulmira
Sulmira is 49 years old and a member of the "Nuestra Señora de la Paz“ (Our Lady of Peace) community bank which is located in Tarapoto district, in San Martín department. She is married and has two children. As she frequently has to travel to Lima for health reasons, her husband has left his job in order to devote himself to the business. They have a grocery store which is open all day long.

When her children were young, Sulmira decided to set up a business which would enable her to be at home and watch over her children. 25 years ago, she started selling a range of items as an itinerant street vendor in front of her house. She now has a well-established grocery store and people say that she is lucky because of its location.

Sulmira really hopes that one of her children will work in the family business and keep it going.

Sulmira will invest her new loan for 2,000 soles in buying new products such as detergents, drinks, vegetables and beauty products.

Sulmira really enjoys meeting with her friends from the community bank each month. They hold their meetings in her house and have a great time. She is grateful to Manuela Ramos for all the support she has received over the 12 years in which she has been a member. She feels part of the family.
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Sulmira tiene 49 años y es socia del Banco Comunal "Nuestra Señora de la Paz“ del distrito Tarapoto del departamento San Martín. Està casada y tiene 2 hijos. Como tiene que viajar a Lima frecuentemente por razones de salud, su esposo ha dejado su trabajo para dedicarse al negocio, ellos tienen una bodega que està abierta todo el dìa.

Cuando sus niños eran pequeños, Sulmira decidió poner un negocio en que ella podiera estar al lado de la casa y vigilar a sus hijos.
Hace 25 años que Sulmira empezó de vender diversos artículos en forma ambulatoria al frente de su casa, hoy en día tiene una bodega bien establecida y la gente dice que tiene suerte con su ubicación.
Espera mucho que uno/a de sus hijos se dedique a ella y mantener el negocio familiar.
El nuevo préstamo de S/. 2,000.00 lo va a invertir en la compra de nuevos productos como detergente, bebidas, verduras y productos de beleza.

A ella le gusta mucho reunirse con sus amigas del Banco Comunal cada mes en su casa para las reuniones y pasarlo "chévere“. Agradece a Manuela Ramos todo el apoyo durante los 12 años que està como socia y se siente parte de la familia.

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  • $12,000
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