A loan of $475 helped to buy fruits and ingredients for her popsicle preparation.


Mery's story

Mery, 40, is married and the mother of 3 children, all of whom are independent. She is a member of the “Luz y Esperanza II" (Light and Hope II) communal bank and lives in the Tarapoto district, San Martín province, San Martín department. She used to work as a housekeeper but had to leave this employment for health reasons. Now, having recovered, she decided to set up her own business: sale of popsicles and chichas (a regional drink from the jungle maD. from a ground corn base) from her own home, in a well-apportioned ambience, to care for her customers who daily consume from her thanks to the delicious flavor of her popsicles. With this 1,300 sol loan she will buy ingradients like kilos of sugar, boxes of milk and fruit which she needs daily for popsicle preparation which she produces daily in a variety of flavors to attract a wider clientele. Mary feels strong to continue working and persevering daily and is grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for the help it gives women like her to have opportunities to develop in their areas of interest.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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