A loan of $700 helped to purchase ingredients for her meals.

Carmen's story

Carmen is 44 years old and lives in the Bellavista Province of the Department of San Martin. She belongs to the Communal Bank "Las Brisas". Carmen is married and the mother of 3 children, 1 of whom is still studying and dependent on her.

Carmen has completed primary school, and is a persevering woman with the desire to always go forward. As such, she voluntarily decided to sell food in front of a general hospital in her district. She tells us that her daily sales are quite high, and she is known for her tasty food.

With her 1st loan, Carmen purchased rice, sugar, oil, and utensils. She is very happy with her job, and personally working with her customers. With the loan she currently requests, Carmen will buy the ingredients necessary to prepare her food, such as rice, sugar, oil, potatoes, chicken, and vegetables. She will also use part of the money to purchase utensils. Carmen is full of life and eager to develop her business. She thanks Manuela Ramos for their support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Scott Lucas

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