A loan of $550 helped increase her operating capital.


Florentina's story

Florentina is a member of the Communal Bank “Miraflores”, which is located in the District of Pilcuyo, Ilave Province, Department of Puno. She is 56 years old, married, and has eight children. Florentina completed elementary school.


She has been working with Manuela Ramos for four years. The first loan she received was in the amount of 500 PEN, which she used to buy flour, butter, and yeast for making bread.


Sra. Florentina is requesting a new loan in the amount of 1500 PEN so that she can increase her capital for her bakery. Her dream is to continue growing her business. What she enjoys most about her Communal Bank is sharing in the happiness.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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