A loan of $350 helped to purchase a motor for her boat. To have her boat painted. To buy fabric for curtains.

Liz's story

Liz lives in the April the 5th settlement and belongs to the Blessed Fruit cooperative bank. She is 31 years old and lives with her 5 children. Her husband works transporting passengers on a motorized boat, and Liz joins him in this endeavor.

She received her first loan of 300.00 soles from Manuela Ramos, and this allowed her to repair her boat and provide more comfort for passengers. This, in turn, helped to generate more income for the household.

She will invest this loan of 1,000.00 soles into the purchase of a new motor for her boat, fabric for curtains, and also paint to fix up the boat so it will look more appealing and draw tourists who want to sightsee.

“With the loan from Manuela Ramos, I’ll have more financial stability for my family as I can generate more revenue from my business by providing a better service, as well as added comfort and safety, for my customers. This will then also help me to attract more clientele”.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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