A loan of $1,550 helped to buy merchandise such as sweets and cookies.


Santusa's story

Santusa was born in the department of Apurímac but she lives in the city of Salvación (which is located in the district and province of Manu, in the department of Madre de Dios, Perú). Santusa is 52, a widow and has five children. She is a hard-working mother and entrepreneur who earns a living for her family by selling sweets such as chewing gum, cookies, sodas, chocolates and other items. She has a small space in her home where she sells the products. For several years now she has been in business and it is going well for her thanks to her hard work. She belongs to the communal bank "Tesoritos del Manu" and on this occasion she needs a loan to buy merchandise such as sweets and cookies. She is grateful for the loan and committed to paying it back on time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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