A loan of $375 helped to purchase a cow.

Justina's story

Justina is a member of the Communal Bank “Hermanas D. Choquetanca II” (Sisters of Choquetanca II) which is in the District of Ilave, El Collao Province, Department of Puno. She is 46 years old, married, and has five children (three of whom are independent). Justina did not finish her elementary school education.

She has worked with Manuela Ramos for one loan cycle. Her first loan was in the amount of 500 PEN and invested in her business of buying selling livestock, such as sheep and cattle.

Justina is currently requesting a new loan in the amount of 1000 PEN. The money will increase her business capital so that she can purchase a cow. In her business she works with her husband, who also has a job as a fisherman. Her dreams incluD. having more livestock and improving her income.

What she enjoys about the Communal Bank are the meetings where she gets to share with the other members.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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