A loan of $750 helped to buy padlocks, fluorescent bulbs, water, flashlights, toothpaste, toothbrushes, brooms, etc.


Rufina's story

Mrs. Rufina is a member of the “United Hearts” Community Bank, which is located in the Desaguadero District, in the Chucuito Provence, in the department of Puno. She is 44 years old, is married and has one child in secondary school. She has been working with the Manuela Ramos Movement for the past six years. Her first loan was for 3,000 new soles. This loan she used to support her business that sells various personal use products. She is asking for a new loan of 2,000 new soles, which she will use to buy padlocks, fluorescent bulbs, water, flashlights, toothpaste, toothbrushes, brooms, etc. for this business that helps her child. Her dream for the future is to improve her business. What she likes the most about the community bank is that they are punctual and that they provide savings and earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski


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