A loan of $400 helped purchase rice, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, etc.

Maria Lidia's story

Mrs. Maria is a member of the Medalla Milagrosa (Miraculous Medal) village bank located in the Pomata district in the Chucuito province in Puno, Peru. She is 47 years old, singles and has one child. She has a high school education and lives on Odria Street.

She has worked with Manuela Ramos for the past 5 years; her first loan of ~$100 helped her to start her business selling food.

She now is requesting a loan of $400 to purchase rice, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, etc. to prepare her food.

She would like to keep working and expanding her business.

She enjoys the savings and the classes that are provided through the village bank.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Crandall

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