A loan of $850 helped purchase of aji chiles.

Cristina's story

Cristina belongs to the "Virgen del Rosario" Community Bank, in Queñuani Community, Yunguyo district, Chuchito province, Puno department. She is 48 years old, married and the mother of 4 children. She attended elementary school but did not finish (2nd graD.). She lives in the central neighborhood of Queñuani. She has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement since the Community Bank was started. With an initial loan of 300 PEN she was able to start her business buying and selling aji chiles. She now needs to borrow 2500 PEN to invest in her current business. She will buy the aji at wholesale and then resell it in Desaguadero. She wants to continue working in order to earn more. She enjoys the savings and the meetings of her Community Bank.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anne Kamsvaag

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