A loan of $350 helped to buy summer clothes.


Yolanda's story

Yolanda L. P. belongs to the Community Bank “Las Sirenitas”. She lives on Jose Galvez street in the Yarinacocha district. She is 53 years old. She is a single mother and sells clothing for a living, a job by which she educates her children who fill her with pride and happiness.

She has been with Manuela Ramos for 2 years. The first loan she obtained was for 300 Peruvian soles, which was used to buy clothing.

With this loan of 1,000 soles she will buy summer clothes as it is nearly the San Juan public holiday.

She is grateful to Manuela Ramos because no other organisation offered her a loan yet Manuela Ramos did and without too much paperwork, trusting in her and motivating her to be responsible with her repayments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lara Francis


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