A loan of $375 helped purchase two wooden tables, two tablecloths, one large grill, and two sacks of charcoal.


Auristela's story

Sra. Auristela is a member of the Communal Bank “Vecinas Unidas” (United Neighbors) which is located in the District of Calleria, Department of Ucayali. She is 63 years old, widowed, and has six grown children.

Sra. Auristela has a business in her home where she sells food, generally breakfasts which she offers on the weekends. She has the help of her daughters, who are in charge of attending to the customers while she is responsible for seasoning and grilling the meats.

Sra. Auristela will invest her new loan of 1000 PEN in the purchase of two wooden tables, two tablecloths, one large grill, and two sacks of charcoal.

She has been a member of Manuela Ramos for eight years. The loans have enabled her to pay for her monthly expenses as well as acquire what she needs for personal use. After becoming a widow, Auristela worked hard to proviD. an education for her children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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