A loan of $1,325 helped to buy bags of chili.

Casiana's story

Casiana is a member of “Santa Cruz de Acari”, a Communal Bank located in the district and province of Yunguyo in the Puno department. She is 63 years old, she is a widow, she did not go to school and she has 3 children who are economically independent.

She has been working with the Movimiento Manuela Ramos for 6 years. She requested a first loan of 300.00 PEN that she invested in her activity selling chili, a regional product.

She is currently requesting a loan of 3,500.00 PEN to buy bags of chili that she will then sell in the Desagaudero community. She buys her products in Tacna.

Her daughter helps her with her activity.

She dreams of being able to keep on running her activity in the future.

What she likes the most about her Communal Bank are what she gains thanks to her savings and how easy it is to obtain a loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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