A loan of $275 helped to purchase three bags of sugar; plastic; pop; etc.


Lucia's story

Lucia is a member of the "Mujeres al Progreso de Juli" communal bank, located in the Juli district, Chucuito province, Puno department. She is 31, married, and has 2 children. She was in school until the third grade of secondary school.
Lucia has worked with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos for two cycles. Her first loan was for the sum of 500 Nuevo Soles, money that she invested in her business selling emoliente (a hot barley-based drink).
With this new loan of 700 Nuevos Soles, she will purchase three bags of sugar, plastic, pop, etc. for her business. She works alone in this business. Her husband works as a construction engineer.
Her dream is to buy a plot of land in Puno for her children, and to have a grocery store.
What she likes about the communal bank is the savings, the punctuality and the loans from the internal savings account.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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