A loan of $750 helped to buy two dozen outfits and one dozen pairs of shoes.

Roxana Jessica's story

Roxana is a member of the Brisas del Lago communal bank, located in the province and department of Puno. She is 27 years old, lives with her partner, and has two children. She studied at the university level.

She has worked with the Manuela Ramos movement for five years. Her first loan was for the sum of 300 PEN, which she investing in her business selling flowers. Currently she works selling and renting dresses.

She will request a new loan for the sum of 2000 PEN, which she will invest in buying two dozen dresses and one dozen pairs of shoes. She tells us that she buys her merchandise in Lima and sells it in the city. Her mother helps her in the business. Her husband works as a police officer.

She wants to have her own stand to sell clothing.

What she likes most about her communal bank is the ease and the usefulness of the loans and the savings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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