A loan of $675 helped buy headbans, earring, bracelets, jewerly, nail enamels, etc.

Lucy Smith's story

Miss Lucy belongs to the Talented Women Communal Bank, located in Prolongacion #177, district of Calleria, in the department of Ucayali. Lucy is 53 years old, ans she has a small daughter who still depends on her. She is a single mother who constantly fights for the well-being of his daughter.

She has been working with Manuela Ramos for 6 years. With the first loan $125, she decided to invest it in selling beauty products. Lucy has a stand at the Market Number 2, where she sells products like jewelry and trimmings such as hooks, lipsticks, cosmetics, perfumes and others, and also everything for women, men and children.

With the loan of $675, which she will repay over a period of 4 months, she will use it to buy a dozen of headbands. 3 dozens of earrings, 2 dozens of bracelets, jewelry, 3 boxes of talc, 4 perfumes, 3 dozens of nail enamels and others.

Lucy is a very enterprising woman, who is very happy to be able to have the support of the Communal Bank because with the bank support she has been able to buy supplies for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Gabriela Clark

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