A loan of $550 helped to buy two cows.

Agripina's story

Agripina is a member of the "Virgen de Concepción" community bank, which is located in Ayrumas Carumas in the Acora district, in the province and department of Puno, Peru. She is 34 years old, single and has no children. She studied up till the second year of high school.

She has been working with Kiva Field Partner, Movimiento Manuela Ramos, for one year. She runs a business buying and selling sheep, cattle, alpaca, llamas etc., and she used her first loan of 500 PEN to buy a cow.

With this new loan of 1500 PEN she will buy two cows. She says that sometimes she sells them straight away, for which she must first fatten them up for a month. Her mother helps her with her business.

Her dream is to keep selling animals and have more capital to start another business.
What she likes about the community bank are the meetings, the savings and the profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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