A loan of $375 helped purchase alpaca wool.


Juana's story

Sra. Juana is a member of the Communal Bank “6 de Enero” (January 6th), which is located in the District of Ilave in El Collao Province, Department of Puno. She is 41 years old, married, and has 2 chidlren. Sra. Juana completed her elementary school education and lives in the neighborhood of San Miguel.

She has worked with Manuela Ramos for the past 8 years. Her first loan of 300 soles was used to acquire alpaca wool.

Sra. Juana wants to improve her business, so she is requesting another loan of 1100 soles to buy more alpaca wool at the fairs in Huacullani, Mazocruz, and Ilave. She will then sell it in Juliaca.

Sra. Juana dreams of building her own house. She enjoys her savings and the Communal Bank meetings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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