A loan of $750 helped to purchase six head of sheep.

Esther's story

Esther is a member of the communal bank “Virgen de la Asunción,” located in the district and province of Yunguyo, department of Puno. She is 22 years old, single and has no children. She has gone to high school.

She has been working with the Manuela Ramos movement for four years. Her first loan was for the sum of 500 Peruvian soles, a loan she invested in her business selling refreshing drinks, and the buying and selling of animals such as sheep and cattle.

With this new loan of 2,000 Peruvian soles she will buy six head of sheep for their respective fattening for two months. She tells us that she buys them in Huacullani and sells them in the locality of Yunguyo. She works in the business along with her mom.

Her dream is to continue operating the business and have more livestock, so she will have greater earnings. What she likes about the communal bank is the ease of acquiring a loan and the punctuality.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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