A loan of $675 helped to buy merchandise like rice, sugar, flour, soda, etc.

Vilma's story

Vilma is member of the communal bank “Candelaria” which is in the district and province of Yunguyo, in the Puno department. She is 30 years old, single, and has one son. She has completed high school.

Vilma has been working with Movimiento Manuela Ramos for 5 years. Her first loan was for S/. 300.00 nuevos soles, and she invested the money into her grocery business. She is now asking for a new loan of S/. 1,800.00 nuevo soles. She will buy merchandise line rice, sugar, flour, and sodas of all flavors with this money. She sells her goods in the local markets. Her dream for the future is to have her own home, a car, and a workshop.

What she likes the most about her communal bank is the courses on finance, responsibility, and the themes for reflection.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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