A loan of $725 helped she will buy more merchandise.

Sarita's story

Señora Sarita belongs to the communal bank, "Siempre Unidas" (Always United), which is located in the district of Tarapoto in the province of San Martín. She is 43 and is the mother of 2 children, who are 15 and 13. Her kids are students and still depend on her economically. Because of the need to provide economic income for her home and because she didn't have a job, she decided to start a small business selling groceries with her first credit of 300 PEN. She saw very good results from the start because of the quality of her products, her reasonable prices, and her good customer service. Currently she continues with the same business, which is located in her home and where her main customers are the people from her neighborhood. With this loan of 2,200 PEN, she will buy more products to supply her business like rice and sugar by the kilogram, eggs in cartons, personal and cleaning products, soft drinks, candy, and other items to keep her customers happy. Today she is very happy with the work and service that she offers, and she is thankful to Manuela Ramos for supporting people like her who want to work and to get ahead. She hopes that they continue their work for a long time and that they help many families and enterprising women.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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