A loan of $900 helped purchase chili peppers.


Rosa Maria's story

Sra. Rosa Maria is a member of the Communal Bank “Primero de Agosto” (First of August), which is located in the District of Zepita, Chucuito Province, Department of Puno. She is 35 years old, married, and has 4 children. Rosa lives in Jr. 28 de Julio 107 and has a third grade education.


She has been working with Manuela Ramos for 2 years. Her initial loan of 300 soles increased her business capital for buying and selling banana chips. Rosa Maria is currently requesting a new loan of 2500 soles to purchase chili peppers that she will sell at the regional fairs. At the same, she plans to sell livestock.


Her greatest hope is to continue working so that she can provide her children with a good education. Rosa Maria enjoys her savings and the simplicity of her loans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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