A loan of $375 helped buy a cow.

Maria's story

María is a member of the Sisters of Choquetanca II Communal Bank, located in the Llave district, province of El Collao, department of Puno. She is 41 years old, married and has three children of school age, she finished high school.

Mrs. María is a new member that has recently become a part of the Movimiento Manuela Ramos, she needs a loan of S/. 1000.00 nuevos soles. The money will be used in her business of buying and selling cattle, sheep and pigs, she will buy a cow in the Llave area. María works with her husband and children since they also harvest potatoes, quinoa and “chuño” (a type of potato).

Her dream is to have better cattle to have more profits.

What Ofelia enjoys about her Communal Bank is the ease of her payments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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