A loan of $375 helped to buy five pairs of combat boots.

Katyan's story

Katyan is a member of the 'Bellavista' community bank which is located in Puno district, in Puno province and department. She is 24 years old, single, and doesn't have any children. She has a university education.

Katyan has been working with Movimiento Manuela Ramos for one year. Her first loan was for 500 soles and she invested that money in buying clothing for police, and for promotions and graduations (she runs a police uniform store).

Katyan is currently requesting a new loan for 1,000 soles to buy five pairs of 'borceguíes' (combat boots). She works with her mom in this business.

This young lady would like to own her own store and increase her quantity of merchandise in order to improve her income. What she likes about her community bank is the support she receives from her fellow members and the interest she makes on her savings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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