A loan of $550 helped to buy merchandise for her business.

Yovana Margarita's story

Yovana is a member of the communal bank “Bartolina Sisa,” located in the Llave district of El Collao province in the department of Puno. She is 27 years old, married, and has one child. She has a college education.

Yovana has a business selling groceries, products that she brings from Desaguadero and delivers in the city of Puno. She has been working with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos organization for 4 years. Her first loan was for 300 Peruvian soles, which she used to increase the working capital in her business.

Now she requests a new loan of 1,500 Peruvian soles, which will allow her to buy merchandise for her business. Her dream is to have a place for her business, and to distribute at wholesale. What she likes about her communal bank are all of the activities that they do in the meetings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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