A loan of $500 helped to buy and sell livestock.

Basilia's story

Basilia is a member of the community bank “Mujeres trabajando por el desarrollo“, in the sector of Cagge, district of Cabanilla in the province of Lampa, department of Puno. She is 53 years old, married and has five children. She completed GraD. 2.

She has been working with Manuela R. for a while. She currently buys and sells small livestock. Her first loan was for 300 soles which she used to buy sheep and pigs.

She is now asking for an additional loan of 1,500 soles which she is committed to repaying in six instalments. She will use this loan to buy more livestock and make good profits. She mentioned that she buys her livestock at the market in Cabanilla and later resells them there as well.

She thanks Movimiento Manuela R. for the support they proviD. to women.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer L K

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