A loan of $600 helped she will purchase more groceries to increase her stock.

Yrma's story

Yrma belongs to the Communal Bank “Esmeralda”, in the District of Tarapoto, Province of San Martin, Department of San Martin. She is married, 50 years old, and has 2 children that still depend on her. Her desire and determination to see her children become professionals have motivated her to start her own business in the sale of groceries; this business is located in her own house, which provides a very well equipped environment in which to attend to her clients. The earnings that she generates help with her family’s income. She is very loved by her clients that daily seek her small store to do their shopping because she is stocked with all the products that a homemaker needs and she also attends to them with the charisma that she is known for. With this loan of 1,800 PEN she will purchase sacks of rice and sugar, noodles in packages, milk, and fish preserves from a variety of brands in boxes, eggs, and personal hygiene products, to be able to continue offering great service to her clients. Yrmita, which is how she is referred to by her loved ones, feels very strong as she continues working. Day to day she is thankful for her life which has given her the great opportunity to get ahead as a women; she also thanks the Manuela Ramos Movement for helping her become an enterprising woman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño

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