A loan of $450 helped to purchase fabrics, beverages, and decorating supplies.

Sandra Elizabeth's story

Sandra is a member of the Siete Estrellas ["Seven Stars"] communal bank in the Calleria district of Ucayali Province. She is 41 years old and is a single mother of one son. For three years, she has worked with Manuela Ramos to operate her decorating business, in which she also works often with the help of her older sister. She must work because she is responsible for her only son who is solely dependent on her.

With this new loan of 1,200 PEN [Nuevo Soles] she will buy the following: 10 meters each of red, orange, green, baby blue, pink, and lilac colored fabric, 10 cases of chinche [Peruvian corn beer], and 1 kilo of tacks. Running her business is her top priority for now, and so to be able to provide quality service to her clients she needs to invest more. She would like to thank Manuela Ramos for her help in this effort, which is moving forward every day.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff

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