Total loan: $1,050


San Martín, San Martin, Peru / Retail

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A loan helped Buy groceries.

Victoria's story

Victoria belongs to the El Tiempo es Oro Communal Bank in the Juanjui district, Mariscal Cáceres province, San Martín department. She is 71, married, and has seven grown and independent children. Facing the need to contribute income to the household, she was self-motivated in setting up a small business selling groceries several years ago. She started with 500 PEN, and she got good results because of the quality of her products, her reasonable prices, and the good attention she gives her customers. She currently continues with the same business, which is located in her own house. Her primary customers are her neighbors. With this loan for 3,000 PEN she will stock her store with the purchase of more products like kilos of rice and sugar, crates of eggs, personal hygiene items, household cleaners, packs of soft drinks, sweets, and other products to keep her customers happy. She still feels that she has the strength to work. She is very happy with the work and service that is offered. She is thankful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for supporting people like her who want to work and get ahead. She hopes they continue this way for a long time and that they help many families and enterprising women.

Translated from Spanish by Ginny Kalish, Kiva Volunteer