A loan of $625 helped to buy shirts, pants, and skits for the school season; shorts, sport blouses , polos, and dresses for adults and children..


Bella Argelia's story

Bella belongs to the communal bank “Santa Bárbara II” in the district of Tarapoto in the department of San Martín. She's 55 and lives with her partner. She has two children, both of whom are independent.

Bella is an efficient and capable woman. She sells garments in a small, well-equipped area in her own home. She currently has customers among her friends and neighbors. The tell her that her business is going very well.

Her punctuality, orderliness, and optimism help her grow as an independent woman and she's very proud of what she's achieved. With her first loan of 250 Nuevos Soles she began selling clothing for women and men.

With this loan of 1,700 Nuevos Soles ($625 USD) she will buy clothing to increase her stock: shirts, pants, and skirts for the school season; shorts and sport blouses in all sizes, models, and colors; and Polos and dresses for adults and children.

She feels like a fully-realized woman, for which she thanks the Manuela Ramos Movement. She's also grateful for life security at a low cost, just as she's always hoped for. This product provides her and her family with tranquility in the face of anything that might occur.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Richardson


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