A loan of $250 helped to fatten “auquénido” (a species between the llama and the vicuna).

Inocencia's story

Inocencia is a member of the Manuela Ramos Bank in the Mazocruz district, Collao province, Puno department. She is 74, married, and has 2 children. She lives in the Barrio 3 de Mayo. She is illiterate.

She has been working with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos for 12 years. She started with a loan for 300 PEN, which allowed her to increase her business of buying and selling “auquénido” (a species between the llama and the vicuna).

She currently needs a loan for 700 PEN to buy more livestock and be able to keep working.

She likes the community bank meetings because she receives training on interesting topics.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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