A loan of $1,075 helped increase the merchandise of her business.


Raquel's story

Raquel is a member of the "Gran Poder" community bank, located in the Ilave district, in the El Collao province, in the Puno department. She is 35 years old, is married with two children. She finished elementary school. She owns a business selling computers, accessories and other items. Additionally, she is also dedicated to purchasing and selling cars. She has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement for six years. The first loan requested was for 300 new soles which was invested in the bookstore, to which, in those years, she was dedicated. Gradually, her capital was increasing, until she decided to change her business... all thanks to the Manuela Ramos Movement. She will request a new loan of 3,000 new soles, which will allow her to increase her business' merchandise. Her dream is to continue with the same business but always grow more each time. What she likes about her community bank is sharing happiness.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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