A loan of $650 helped to buy rice and sugar.

Maria Raquel's story

María has been a member of the Anabella communal bank for 4 years. What she likes best about it are the meetings and the fuss-free loans.

She is married and has 6 children, 5 of whom are students. María has a grocery store in her home where she sells assorted groceries, vegetables and meats. In addition, she also has Internet access booths there. She runs both businesses by herself. She also makes "chocotejas" on order [A teja is a candy filled with "manjarblanco" (a sweet, white spread or pastry filling made with milk) and coated with a fondant-like shell. When this shell is made with chocolate, the candy is called chocoteja]

María needs a 1750 sol loan to buy rice and sugar.

She dreams with having a large store, with being a wholesaler, and with having her own capital.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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