A loan of $1,075 helped to buy tires and spare parts for her car.


Paula Maura's story

Paula is a member of the communal bank "Victor Echave," located in the Puno district, Puno province and department. She is 60 years old. She has a common law husband and three independent children. She has an incomplete primary education.

She has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement for seven years. She works in urban transport. She also sells utensils, jewelry and chains. Her initial loan was 300 soles. With this new loan of 3,000 soles, she will buy tires and spare parts for her car. She works together with her husband.

Her dream is to get ahead more in her business and improve her earnings. What she likes about the communal bank are the punctuality and the educational chats about business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Trisha Bury


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