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Esther
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Ms. Esther belongs to the bank Banco Comunal Mujeres Audaces, located in Jr. Manco capac #151 in the town of Joven Bellavista, District of San Fernando, Department of Ucayali. She is 60 year old and is the mother of 4 children, and she is a widow. With the first loan of 300 Soles (Peruvian currency) she received from Manuela Ramos, she decided to continue investing in her banana business. She currently continues to sell bananas at wholesale and individual prices in the Bellavista Market and bijao leaf (a type of leaf similar to banana leaf). She works from 5 am to 6:30 pm and she also sells her banana fritters. With this loan of 2,000 Soles, which will be repaid in 5 month, she will buy banana bunches and bijao laves at wholesale prices. Esther, despite her ages is a strong woman who doesn’t tire, and she continues to move ahead despite the obstacles she has faced.



Translated from Spanish by Sandy Juárez, Kiva volunteer.





La señora Esther pertenece al Banco Comunal Mujeres Audaces, ubicado en el Jr. Manco capac #151 Pueblo Joven Bellavista, Distrito de San Fernando del Departamento de Ucayali. Tiene 60 años y es madre de 4 hijos, es viuda. Esther con el primer préstamo recibido de Manuela Ramos de S/. 300 decidió seguir implementando su negocio de venta de plátanos.
En estos momentos sigue con la venta de plátanos al por mayor y menor en el mercado bellavista y venta de hoja de bijao. Sale a vender a las 5:00 am hasta las 6:30 pm y ahí aprovecha también en vender sus chifles (Plátano frito).

Con este préstamo de S/. 2,000 el cual será pagado en 5 meses, comprará racimos de plátanos y hoja de bijao al por mayor..

Esther a su edad es una mujer muy luchadora que no desmaya y sigue adelante a pesar de los tropiezos que ella tuvo.

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