A loan of $175 helped purchase items.


Rafaela's story

Ms. P. is a member of the “Molino-Juli” Microfinance Institute, located in Molino, in the Juli district of the Chucuito province, department of Puno. She is a 49-year-old woman with a live-in partner and 5 children. She completed elementary school, and lives in the Tishua sector of the community of Sihuiro.


She has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement for almost 3 years. She used her first loan—in the amount of 300.00 PEN—to purchase miscellaneous items.


At this time, she needs a 500.00 PEN loan in order to purchase shoe polish, shoe brushes, toothpaste, clothes hangers, detergent, etc. She only sells her products in the street markets of Ilave. She makes a living by fishing the rest of the week.


Her wish is to raise livestock.


She likes the savings that she obtains through her microfinance institute.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian


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