A loan of $750 helped to buy forty jackets.

Melicia's story

Melicia is a member of the Communal Bank "Mujeres al Progreso de Juli", which is located in the district of Juli in the province of Chucuito and department of Puno. She is 41 years old, and is married with three children. She has primary-school level education.

The Señora works selling clothing items such as jackets and sweaters in every size. Her first loan was for 300 New Soles, money which she invested in her business. With this new loan of 2,000 New Soles, she will buy forty jackets.

The Señora tells us that she buys her merchandise in Desaguadero, and sells it in the city of Arequipa. She works on her own, her husband works on a ranch with cattle.

Her dream is to have more stores and shelves and become a wholesaler, and also to have a vehicle for transporting her merchandise.

What she likes about the Communal Bank is the loan facility, the savings, and the discussions that it provides.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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