A loan of $550 helped to increase the working capital of her business.


Pelagia's story

Pelagia is a member of the communal bank "San Salvador," located in the Capachica district in the province and department of Puno. She is 51 years old, married, and has 8 children. She completed only part of her primary education.

Pelagia has been working with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos organization for 7 years. Her first loan was for 300 Peruvian soles, which she invested in the purchase of fishing nets, as her husband is a fisherman. Now she sells the fish in different markets in the area.

She is currently requesting a loan of 1,500 Peruvian soles, which will allow her to increase the working capital in her business.

Her dream is to grow her business. What she enjoys about the communal bank is the solidarity of the members, who are punctual with their payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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