A loan of $300 helped to buy 3 sacks of potatoes and meat.

Patricia Julia's story

Patricia is a member of the communal bank "Bellavista" which is located in the district of Puno, in the province and department of Puno. She is 31 years old, separated from her husband and has 3 children in her care. She has higher education.

She has been working with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos for the last year. Her last loan was for S/. 300.00 nuevos soles (PEN), money she invested in her business which is selling anticuchos (a traditional food of the region) (a type of kebab).

With this new loan of S/. 800.00 nuevos soles (PEN) she will buy 3 sacks of potatoes and meat to make the anticuchos. The lady tells us that she sells them on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at night time. Her daughter helps her with the business.

The lady wants to have a house and her children to grow up to be professionals.

What she likes about the communal bank is their responsibility and timeliness.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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