A loan of $125 helped to buy cookies, soda, and gelatin.

Gardenia Milagros's story

Mrs. Gardenia is a member of the “Cinnamon Flower” (Flor de Canela) Community Bank, which is located in the district of Puno, in the province of Puno, in the department of Puno. She is 33 years old, lives with her partner, and is the mother of 3 children. She was not able to complete secondary school. She lives in the Bellavista neighborhood.

She has worked with the Manuela Ramos Movement for many years. Her first loan was for 300 nuevos soles. She used the loan as capital to buy cookies and sell them through her business.

At present, she needs another loan for 300 nuevos soles. This loan will be used to buy a variety of cookies, soda, and gelatin.

Her dream is to have a store to sell cookies at wholesale. She like the performance and punctuality of her community bank.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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