A loan of $375 helped to purchase potatoes, “chuño” (freeze-dried potatoes), trout, cheese, lamb, and other items.

Juana Margarita Lopez's story

Juana is a member of the Communal Bank “Medalla Milagrosa” (Miraculous Medallion) which is located in the District of Pomata, Chucuito Province, Department of Puno. She is 46 years old, married, and has three children who are in school. Juana completed her education through the third year of high school.

She has worked with Manuela Ramos for six years. Her first loan, which was in the amount of 300 PEN, was invested in her business of selling food.

With this new loan of 1000 PEN, Juana will buy supplies such as potatoes, “chuño” (freeze-dried potatoes), trout, cheese, lamb, and other items. Her children help with operating the business. Juana’s husband is in the military and works in the north.

Her dream is to open a restaurant that serves different regional foods to tourists. What she likes about the Communal Bank are the convenience of the loan and the good service provided by the staff.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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