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A loan of $175 helped to buy sheep.

Lidia's story

Lidia, 29, is a member of the "Manuelas de Hoy II" communal bank. She lives in the Ilave district, El Collao province, Puno department. She is a single mother of one son. She finished secondary school and she is a small farm animal merchant. She associated with the Manuela Ramos Movement recently and her first, 500 new sol, loan from her communal bank was used to buy animals. Her wish for the future is to have more capital and more loans to improve her business. What she likes best about her communal bank is the savings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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