A loan of $200 helped to buy a gas and petrol cylinder.

Mary Luz's story

Mary Luz is a member of the communal bank "Santa Rosa de Lima", which is loacted in the district of J., in the province of Chucuito and department of Puno. She is 19 years old, lives with a partner and has a child. She has higher education.

She is a new member having recently started working with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos. She is asking for a loan of S/. 500.00 nuevos soles (PEN), money which will increase her working capital. She sells fuel. She is thinking of buying a gas and petrol cylinder. In her free time she sells handicrafts. She works her business alone. Her husband works in another institution.

Her dream is to have her own house and have a large tap. What she likes about her communal bank is the unity and camaraderie between the members.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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