A loan of $725 helped she will buy groceries to expand her product offerings.

Yrma's story

Yrma belongs to the communal bank "Esmeralda," in the Tarapoto district of the province and department of San Martin. She is 52 years old, single, and is the mother of 2 children who are still dependent upon her.

She has always been characterized by her fighting spirit and her strong desire to get ahead through her own means, which led her to start her own business selling groceries. She tells us that she has been running this type of business for a number of years. Over time she gradually gained experience and confidence and became well known and liked by her customers.

Now she has a regular customer base maD. up of friends from the neighborhood, area residents and neighbors who come to her store daily to buy. There they find everything that a housewife needs, and she personally attends to them with her characteristic charm and friendliness.

With this loan of 2,500 Peruvian soles, she will buy a variety of products such as: milk, canned fish, a variety of brands of oats in packets, different flavors of tea (chamomile and anise), local vegetables from the area, household cleaning and personal hygiene products, to proviD. better service to her customers.

Yrma, as they call her affectionately, is content with the activities she carries out each day. She is also grateful to the Movimiento Manuela Ramos organization for contributing to the fulfillment of her dreams and goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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