A loan of $375 helped to buy five boxes of cookies, ten packages of soft drinks and also candy.


Juliana's story

Señora Juliana is a member of the Communal Bank "Corazones Unidos" [United Hearts] in the Desaguadero district, Chucuito province in the department of Puno. She is 47 years old and is married with five children (1 of whom is a dependent and 4 are independent). She has had no education. She has worked with the Manuela Ramos movement for the past 7 years. Her first loan was for the amount of 300.00 nuevos soles. She invested this loan in her business of selling candy, cookies and soft drinks. She currently requires a new loan in the amount of 1000 nuevos soles. She will use the money to buy five boxes of cookies, ten packages of soft drinks and also candy. She works alone. Her husband is a tricyclist. Her dream for the future is to improve her business and make changes. The thing she most likes about her Communal Bank is the ease of borrowing and the educational lectures.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam O'Brien


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