A loan of $1,100 helped to buy spare motorcycle parts.

Nora's story

Ms. Nora is a member of the "Las Orquídeas" ["The Orchids"] communal bank, located in the district of Calleria and department of Ucayali. She is 54 years old and has three adult children. In order to start her business, she requested a loan from Manuela Ramos and also used whatever savings she had.

She has now been working with loans through Manuela Ramos for four years. During this time, she has been able to develop her own business, which she tends to herself. She sells spare parts for motorcycles. Her husband helps her with her business.

With this new loan of 3,000 nuevos soles, she will buy: 1 box of spark plugs, 1 box of rodajes, 10 chain rings, 12 clutch wires, 6 intermittent headlights, 10 gaskets, 10 wheels, 10 innertubes, and 6 pairs of shock absorbers.

With these purchases, she hopes that in a short time she will be much better stocked so that she can offer her customers more variety and they will not need to go to the competition to make purchases. She is very grateful for the loans she has been offered by Manuela Ramos, as they have allowed her to continue with her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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