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Total loan: $1,500
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Maria

Peru
Puno, Puno, Peru / Farming

A loan of $1,500 helped buy 100 Kg of quinoa, chuño (a type of dried potato), potatoes, tunta (dehydrated potato) and two 11.5 Kg bags of milled barley and milled dried potato.


Maria's story

Maria is a member of the “Santa Cruz de Acari” Communal Bank, in the Yunguyo province of the department of Puno. She’s a 60-year-old, married, mother of five children who are now independent. She has a grade 2 education.

Maria has been working with Movimiento Manuel Ramos for more than six years. Her 1st loan was for 300 soles, which she invested in her animal sales business, she also sells products from the region like quinoa, chuño (a type of dried potato) and cheese.

She’s requesting a new loan for 4,000 soles which she will use to buy 100 Kg of quinoa, chuño (a type of dried potato), potatoes, tunta (dehydrated potato) and two 11.5 Kg bags of milled barley and milled dried potato. At her business, she works with her husband and children.

Her dream for the future is to continue running her business.

What she likes most about her Communal Bank is how easy it is to get a loan and punctuality.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Repayment schedule: At end of term
Disbursed date: February 23, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Manuela Ramos / CrediMUJER