A loan of $1,075 helped to buy groceries.

Salvadora's story

Salvadora belongs to the community banking group "El Breo," in the Juanjui District, Mariscal Cáceres Province, in the Department (state) Departamento of San Martín. She's a live-in partner who is 50 years old. She's the mother of 5 children, all of whom are self-reliant.

Self-motiviated, she began a little business selling groceries, soda and clothes. Three years ago she began working full-time at her business with her first loan of 300 soles. She worked hard, and got good results from the start due to the the quality of her products, her reasonable prices and her good attention to the customer.

Nowadays she's still working in the same business, located in her own home, where her best clients are the neighbors in her neighborhood.

With this loan of 3000 soles, she will buy more products to supply her business like: kilos of rice and sugar, crates of eggs, packages of different flavors of soda, mineral water, women's, men's and children's clothing, supplies for personal hygiene and cleaning the home, candies and other products to keep her customers happy.

Salvadora feels that she's a strong woman, with desires to get ahead. She's thankful to the Manual Ramos movement, for helping people like her who want to work and get ahead. She hopes that they continue in this manner for a long time, helping many families and entreprenurial women.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kimberly Baker

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