A loan of $375 helped increase the inventory of her news stand.

Lucia Silvia's story

Lucia is a member of the Communal Bank “Las Mensajeras” (The Messengers), which is located in the District of Juliaca, San Román Province, Department of Puno. She is 56 years old, married, and has two children. Lucia completed her higher education.

She has been working with Manuela Ramos for six years. Her first loan was for 300 PEN, which helped increase her business capital for selling magazines and newspapers.

Now she is requesting a new loan in the amount of 1000 PEN to invest in merchandise for her business. For the future, Lucia dreams of continued prosperity in her business. What she likes most about her Communal Bank are the meetings, the discussions, and the unity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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