A loan of $650 helped to buy butter, milk and other merchandise for the little grocery store she operates from her home.


Camila's story

Camila is a member of the “Blessed Fruit” Communal Bank in Manantay District, Ucayali department. She is 43 years old, married, and has 5 children, 2 of whom are still under her care. For nearly 2 years now she has worked with loans from Manuela Ramos. Camila sells articles of primary necessity (groceries) at her little store, installed in her own home. With her new loan of 1,700 new sols, Camila will buy a case of milk, a sack of sugar, a bag of rice, a box of cooking oil, a carton of butter, a case of condiments, 3 packets of toilet paper, a carton of tea bags, a box of Nescafe, and a case of marmalade. This business, which is growing, will permit Camila to repay the loan offered through Manuela Ramos. Each month she will make her payments on time. Camila has much to be tankful for, including the opportunity she has been given to belong to this communal bank, in which she feels very content.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD


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