A loan of $875 helped to buy one dozen stuffed toys, sheets, jackets and sweatshirts.


Leonor's story

Leonor is a member of the “Santiago Apóstol” communal bank located in Paucarcolla District in Puno Province and Department. She’s 61 years old, married and has four independent children. She went to secondary school.

She’s been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement for the last four months. Her first loan was for 300 new soles that she used in her business selling articles of clothing like jackets, stuffed toys, umbrellas, sheets, bedspreads, etc.

At present, she’s asking for a new loan in the amount of 2,300 new soles to buy a dozen stuffed toys, sheets, jackets and sweatshirts; she sells her merchandise in the city of Cusco. Her husband and sometimes her daughter help her with the business.

Her dream for the future is to continue working for more time in the business and to open a grocery store. What she likes best about the communal bank is the low interest rate, the savings and her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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