A loan of $550 helped to buy merchandise like potatoes, noodles and sodas.

Marcia Yaneth's story

Marcia is a member of the village bank "Virgen de Concepcion", located in the region of Ayrumas Carumas in the district of Acora, in the province and department of Puno. She is 19, single and doesn't have any children. She went to high school.

Marcia has worked with the Manuela Ramos Movement for one year. She asked for 300 nuevos soles as her first loan, money that she invested in her grocery store. Currently she is selling salchipapas [sausages with french fries], a street food.

With this new loan of 1,500 nuevos soles she will buy merchandise like potatoes, chicken, noodles and sodas, all of which is for the preparation of her products. Part of this loan will be used to add to her capital and buy 5 sheep so that she can fatten them up and sell them. Marcia gets support from her mother.

Her dream is to have a house outside of town.

What she likes most about the village bank is the ease of getting a loan, the punctuality, and the themes for reflection.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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