A loan of $350 helped edith needs a loan of 1000 soles (3 soles = $1), which she will use to buy more kitchen appliances.


Edith's story

Edith M. Q. is thirty-one years old. She is separated form her partner and is raising their five children with no help from him. Edith has been a member of the community bank “Minka” for two years. She was unable to access credit before joining the community bank because she had nothing to use as collateral. In the community bank she has found support and learned how to laugh.


In the past Edith sold shish kabobs from a cart. Since joining the community bank she has been able to start selling kitchen appliances and repair parts. She travels nine hours once or twice per week to the city of Lima to buy kitchen products and sell them in Ayacucho.


Edith needs a loan of 1000 soles (3 soles = $1), which she will use to buy more kitchen appliances.


Edith dreams of opening a store, and that her children will have a better life. She is making plans to open a store in the next couple of months. She has rented a location and is engaged in negotiation with the previous tenant.



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