A loan of $1,100 helped to buy drinks (soda and beer).


Ofelia's story

Ofelia is a member of the 'Manos Maravillosas' community bank which is located in Calleria district, in Ucayali department. She is 47 years old and has two children.

Ofelia has been working in her business for seven years and Manuela Ramos have been providing her with the loans that she has needed each loan cycle. Thanks to her experience, she invests each loan properly. She started out with just a little merchandise and now she has a good quantity of crates of drink in stock.

With this new loan for 3,000 Peruvian soles, Ofelia will buy 17 crates of beer, 6 packets of soda, 2 packets of mineral water and two crates of Oro soda. She sells her drinks by the box for people to take home with them. In this way, she avoids having to remain serving in her business until very late as her housework also requires effort.

Ofelia tells us "Manuela Ramos provide us with the help we need to start our own businesses and we must not fail to make the most of the opportunity".

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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