A loan of $200 helped to buy five cases of crackers, five cases of detergent, toothpastes and cereals.


Alicia's story

Alicia is a member of the “La Yunguyeñita” community bank in the district and province of Yunguyo, in the Puno department. She is 24 years old, lives with her husband and has 2 children. She has a primary school education. For the last cycle she has been working with the Manuela Ramos movement. Her first loan was for 500 new soles, money which she invested in her business of selling cereals, detergents, toothpastes, shampoo, crackers, etc.. With this new loan of 500 new soles, she will buy five cases of crackers, five cases of detergent, toothpastes and cereals. She purchases her merchandise in Desaguadero and sells it in the city of Moquegua. At times, her husband helps her in her business. He is employed as a driver. She wants her business to grow to be larger and this way generate better income. What she likes about the community bank are the meetings, the savings and her profits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Bobbit


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