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Maura Cecilia
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Ms. Maura belongs to the Santa Bárbara Communal Bank, located at Mercado No 2 Sección Joyería, in the Calleria district of the Ucayali region. She is 84 years old and mother of 15 children. Her husband is retired. With the first loan obtained from Manuela Ramos of S/. 300, she invested in the purchase of fine bijouterie.

She is presently selling jewelry, working at her stand from very early in the morning, while in the afternoon she spends time with her family.

With the requested loan of S/.3000, to be repaid in five months, she will buy jewelry, earrings, rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc.

Marla is a great example for women, as her age does not prevent her from working. Family is her motivation to go on.

Translated from Spanish by Leticia Britos, Kiva Volunteer.


La señora Maura pertenece al Banco Comunal Santa Bárbara, ubicado en el Mercado No 2 Sección Joyería, del Distrito de Calleria del Departamento de Ucayali. Tiene 84 años y es madre de 15 hijos. Su esposo es jubilado. Con el primer préstamo recibido de Manuela Ramos de S/. 300 invirtió en la compra de fantasías finas.

En la actualidad ella cuenta con un puesto de venta de joyas, abriendo su negocio muy temprano, mientras que por las tardes comparte su tiempo con su familia.

Con este préstamo de S/. 3000, el cual será pagado en 5 meses, comprará joyas, aretes, anillos, pendientes para mujeres, cadenas, esclavas, relojes, etc.

Maura es un gran ejemplo de mujer, su edad no es impedimento para seguir trabajando y su familia es su impulso para seguir adelante.

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