A loan of $625 helped to buy rice, potatoes, and chuño.

Zenovia's story

Zenovia is a member of the Uniòn Arco Deustua Community Bank located in the district and province of Puno. She is 37 years old, married, and has four children. She has a college-level education.

Zenovia started working with Kiva partner Movimiento Manuela Ramos five years ago. Her last loan was for S/. 300 soles which she used for her business selling food. As well, Zenovia has a furniture-selling business.

With this new loan of S/. 1,700 soles she plans to buy ingredients such as rice, potatoes, and chuño to make the food. Her children help with the business as her husband has a job in town.

Zenovia’s dream is to have a restaurant and hostel.

What she most likes about the Community Bank is the speed and ease of obtaining loans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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