A loan of $700 helped she will buy groceries for her business.


Yolanda's story

Yolanda belongs to the “Los Eucaliptos” communal bank in the Tarapoto District, San Martín Province, San Martín Department. She lives with her partner, is 45 years old and has 3 children, 1 who is still studying and is dependent on her. Yolanda is a hard working and persistent woman and she feels capable of fulfilling her goals and dreams. She started selling groceries several years ago, always with the support of her spouse. With her first loan that Manuela Ramos provided she set up her business further. It is located in her own home and is a very well equipped premise. She is well known and loved among her customers. Currently she already has a loyal customer base who come to her store daily for purchases and it is she who personally serves them with the charisma that she is known for. With the 2,000 PEN loan she will buy sackfuls of rice and sugar, packets of pasta, cartons of milk, cleaning products for the home and for personal hygiene so that she continues to provide better service to her customers. Nowadays Yolanda considers herself very fulfilled, with hopes of moving forward and realizing her dreams. She is extremely grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for helping her to start her business and it has a lot of women who want to be entrepreneurs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Dent


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