A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase 1500 parcels of firewood.

Leticia's story

Leticia is a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen de Lujan” which is located in the District of Tinicachi, Yunguyo Province, Department of Puno. She is 27 years old, in a common law marriage, and has two children. Leticia has a high school education.

She started working with Manuela Ramos five years ago. Her first loan of 300 PEN was invested in her business of selling nets and firewood.

With this loan of 3000 PEN, she will buy 1500 parcels of firewood for eventual resale. Her husband helps with the business, but there are occasions when she works alone because he is called away on construction jobs.

Her dream is to buy an embroidery machine for designing garments such as jackets, hats, and other items. What she likes about the Communal Bank are the meetings, the conversations with the other members, and having the ability to save.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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