A loan of $225 helped buy meat to prepare food for sale.


Emiliana's story

Emiliana is a member of the community bank "Azangarinas al Progreso," which is located in the Azángaro district, in the Azángaro province and the department of Puno. She is 25 years old, is married, and has 3 children. She was only able to complete the fourth year of primary education. She has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement for 2 years. Her first loan was for 500 PEN, and she used the money to increase the working capital of her business. She sells fast food. She is now applying for a new loan for 600 PEN, which she will use to buy meat to make chicharrón, a typical food. Her dream for the future is to improve her business and increase her earnings. What she likes most about her community bank are the meetings and the earnings from her savings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry


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