A loan of $525 helped to buy fruits such as pineapples and bananas.

Carmen Zenovia's story

Carmen was born in the city of Sicuani but lives in Salvación. (The city of Salvación is in the Manu district, which is in the Manu province in the department of Madre de Díos, Peru).

Carmen is 38 years old. She is married and has four children with her husband. Carmen is a hard-working and responsible mother who is helping her family to prosper. She makes a living selling fruits, taking them and distributing them in the different markets in the city of Cusco. She has now had the business for some years and, thanks to her determination, it is going well. Carmen is part of the "Las Palmeras del Manu" communal bank and, on this occasion, is applying for a loan to buy fruits such as pineapples and bananas. She is grateful for and knows the value of this loan and promises to make her monthly repayments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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