A loan of $625 helped to buy five boxes of cookies, chocolates, candies, soda, etc.


Doris's story

Doris is a member of the “Las Retamas” community bank which is located in Puno district and department. She is 65 years old, married, and has 8 children who all live independently. She did not finish elementary school.

Doris sells candies, cookies and soda as an itinerant street vendor. She has been working with Movimiento Manuela Ramos for four years. Her first loan was for 300 Peruvian soles and she invested that money in her business selling candies.

She will use this new loan for 1,700 soles to buy five boxes of cookies, chocolates, candies, soda, etc. She receives help from her daughter.

Doris' dream is to improve her business so that she can grow and improve her income. What she likes about her community bank are the meetings and the talks.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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