A loan of $350 helped she will buy products such as canned seafood and cartons of eggs in order to increase and vary her inventory.

Luzmila's story

Luzmila belongs to the “Honestidad y Trabajo” [Honesty and Work] Communal Bank in the District of Juanjui, Province of Mariscal Cáceres, in the Department of San Martín, Peru. She is 55 years old and married, and has 3 children who all live independently.

It was a desire to get ahead and to fulfill her dreams that motivated Luzmila to start her own grocery sales business. With her earnings she can contribute to the household budget. She has been working in grocery sales for 3 years and from the beginning up until the present she has gained many good customers. Today she has regular customers who visit her store every day, because she offers all the products they need. She has all kinds of products for the home and she attends to customers' needs with a charisma that she is well known for.

With this loan of 1000 Peruvian Soles she will buy milk, canned seafood, and cartons of eggs. She will also use part of the loan to buy packaged detergent, bleach and soap in order to offer better service to her customers.

Luzmila very much wants to keep working and thanks the Manuela Ramos movement for helping women like her to have opportunities to progress in the environment in which they find themselves.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Fountain

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