A loan of $550 helped buy groceries: preserves, cookies, detergent, etc., to sell.

Katy Del Pilar's story

Katy is a member of the Ricardo Palma communal bank, in the district of Yarinacocha, Ucayali department. She is 21 years old, married, and has 1 son.

Her husband is a musician in an orchestra of the city. Katy has been working with loans from Manuela Ramos for 2 years. Katy has a general store that operates from her own house where she can work without neglecting her child.

With this new loan of 1,500 new sols Katy will buy: 1 case of conserves, 1 case of milk, 1 case of cooking oil, 1 case of condiments, 2 kilos of special garlic, 1 package of ajino moto, 1 case of cookies, 1 sack of oregano, 1 sack of detergent, and 1 bag of legia.

Katy hopes that later, Manuela Ramos may provide a major loan so that she can better supply her business, and in this manner, generate income that will permit her to boost the household economy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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