A loan of $925 helped to buy merchandise such as canned goods, conserves, milk, etc.


Betty's story

Betty, 39, belongs to the communal bank “Los Eucaliptos”, The Eucalypses, from the Tarapoto district, province and department of San Martín. She is married and has two daughter, 8 and 7, who are in primary school. 16 years ago she began selling “chupetes” (popsicles), candies and cakes outsides of her house. This gave her some economic independence and since then she had been eager to start a business. She decided to request a loan from Manuela Ramos of 500 new sols and sell groceries in her house. She has now added new products such as meats, eggs, vegetables, fruit, all kinds of drinks, cereals, and cosmetics. She has a good customer bases because she gives good service and she wants to offer her customers all that they need. With this loan of 2,500 new sols, she will buy products such as canned goods, conserves, boxes of milk, sacks of sugar, sacks of rice, liters of oil, cookies, sacks of vegetables, boxes of cookies, perfumes, talcum powder, deoderants, beef, poultry and pork. Betty is a creative and entrepreneurial woman whose dream is to increase her business and have a minimarket. She is grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for offering the opportunity to women like her to be able to fulfill their dreams.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam Palacio


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