A loan of $175 helped to purchase nets for artisan fishing.


Modesta's story

Mrs. Modesta is a member of the Communal Bank "San Salvador Luminoso" which is located in the district of Capachica, Province of Puno, Department of Puno. She is 67 years old, is married, has 10 children and an incomplete elementary school education (4th graD.). She lives in the community of Copana.



Mrs. Modesta started working with the Program Manuela Ramos 4 months ago. Her initial loan was for S/.500.00(Peruvian Nuevo Sol) to increase her capital and purchase nets for artisan fishing.



Now she is asking for a S/.500.00 which she will use to invest in her artisan fishing business by buying nets. Modesta also supports herself by selling food during fairs.



Her greatest wish is to make her business grow. Modesta likes to save.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rocio Vargas


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