A loan of $650 helped to purchase 100 puppets, a box of paper and toner for the photocopy machine.


Fabiana Melina's story

Fabiana is a member of the communal bank "The Untouchables", located in the district of Puno, in the province and Department of Puno. She is 45 years old and she is a single mother to her daughter. She has a high school education (incomplete). She has been with the Manuela Ramos movement (Kiva Field Partner) for the past three years. Her first loan was in the amount of S/.300 nuevos soles and she invested the funds in her photocopy business and on her puppet sales. With this new loan in the amount of S/. 1800 nuevos soles, she will purchase 100 puppets, a box of paper and toner for her copy machine. Her daughter helps her with her business. Her dream is to earn more capital and to have more merchandise for her business. What she most enjoys about the communal bank is the easy loan process.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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