A loan of $200 helped to buy merchandise among which will be three arrobas (1 arroba=11.5 kilos) of chili peppers and one quintal of tunta (dehydrated, frozen potato).

Juana's story

Juana is a member of the “Túpac Amaru” communal bank located in Yunguyo district, Yunguyo province, Puno department. She’s 37 years old, married and has three children. Juana was unable to go to school.

Her work consists in chili pepper and tunta (processed potato) sales, products she buys in Desaguadero and sells in the city of La Paz, Bolivia. She’s been collaborating with Manuela Ramos Movement for seven years. Her first loan was for 300 new soles that she used to buy three arrobas of chili pepper.

She will now get a new, 500 new sol, loan to buy merchandise among which will be: three arrobas of chili peppers, one quintal of tunta. From today on she will work with her daughter, that is, they will travel together.

Her dream is to improve in her business and have a house in Yunguyo. What she likes about the communal bank is the training she gets from her advisor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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