A loan of $1,000 helped to buy rice at wholesale prices.


Hortensia's story

Señora Hortensia is a member of the “Unión 28 de Julio” Community Bank which is located in the district of Yunguyo, Yunguyo province, Department of Puno. She is 33 years old, married with three children, and has completed high school. She lives in the Chacapata neighbourhood.

She has worked with Kiva partner, Manuela Ramos, for ten years; her first loan of 300 soles was used to buy crafts.
With this loan of 3,000 soles she plans to buy large bags of rice at wholesale prices in the town of Camana.

Her wish is to be able to provide her children with a good education. She likes working with a community bank, especially the responsibility that the other members demonstrate.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details