A loan of $1,075 helped to purchase 10 cubes of wool to make jackets, sweaters, hats, and wraps.


Agustina's story

Agustina is a member of the communal bank "Sweet Dawn", located in the district of Puno and the department of Puno. She is 64 years old, married, and she has 2 grown children. Agustina has a primary school education (incomplete).

She sells crafts and she has been with the Manuela Ramos Movement (Kiva Field Partner) for the past 5 years. Her first loan was in the amount of S/.300 nuevos soles and she used it on her crafts business. She works together with her husband.

This loan is in the amount of S/.3000 nuevos soles and she will purchase 10 cubes of wool to make jackets, sweaters, hats, and wraps. She will also purchase other merchandise for her business.

She also has another business. She sells cars with her husband. She is involved in this business to support her husband. Her dream is to buy land for later resale.

What she enjoys about her communal bank is the meetings, the timeliness, and the responsibility.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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