A loan of $700 helped she will buy packages of soft drinks.

Sara's story

Sara belongs to the community bank "Tesoro Escondido", located in the district of Juanjui, province of Micaela Bastidas, department of San Martín. She is 67 years old, married, and has seven children, all of whom live on their own.

Sara is a woman who likes to work and earn her own income without having to depend on anyone. She decided to start her own business selling soft drinks and candy. Her business is three years old. At the beginning, she started with S/. 300 (nuevos soles) and began by buying 5 packages of soft drinks. After she saw that her sales were good, she slowly started investing more and making herself more widely known.

Currently, she continues this same business and is well known by her customers and friends in the neighborhood. With this loan of S/. 2,000, she will buy more beverages in different flavors, sizes and brands, such as mineral water with and without gas.

Sara has many future goals and feels motivated to make what she proposes a reality. She feels very grateful for the organization Movimiento Manuela Ramos who helped her when she needed it most. She is responsible with her payment installments and intends to continue on in the same way.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Colleen Godfrey

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