A loan of $1,050 helped purchase of products to increase store inventory.


Cidlia's story

Cidlia is a member of the "Corazón de Jesús" (Heart of Jesus) Communal Bank, in the San José de Sisa District, in the Province of El Dorado, in the Department of San Martín. She is 43 years-old and has 2 children, who still depend on her.

Cidlia works selling desk and office supplies. She says she has two years of experience in this business. She began with S/1,000.00 as capital, and little by little increased her earnings, making herself known in the market. Currently she is continuing with this same business and says her store is very well-fitted to serve her loyal customers who live in the neighborhood and her friends.

With this loan of S/3,000.00 Cidlia will buy more products to stock her inventory, such as: notebooks, pencils, mechanical pencils, pens, erasers, and staplers. Some of the funds will also be invested in the purchase of shelves to display the merchandise.

Cidlia is very charismatic while selling to her customers. She says Movimiento Manuela Ramos as an organization helps women develop and progress economically with the same opportunities as men.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Credo


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