A loan of $200 helped to buy fabric, thread, needles and a sewing machine.


Irma's story

Irma is a member of the “3 de Mayo” (May 3) communal bank located in Ilave District, El Collao Province and Puno Department. She is 26 years old, has a spouse but no children. She studied higher education.

Irma started working with the Manuela Ramos Movement recently . She will ask for a 500 new sol loan to buy fabric, thread and needles and will increase her capital to buy an industrial sewing machine to make sweatshirts and t-shirts. For the most part, she works based on prior orders. Her spouse helps her.

Her dream is to establish a firm in the city of Arequipa. What she likes about the communal bank is the ease of the loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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