A loan of $850 helped to purchase basic ingredients to make cigars such as tabaco leaves.


Marllory Salome's story

Señora Marllory is a member of the communal bank called Indo America located in the district of Calleria in the state of Ucayali. Marllory is 26 years old. She has a little boy and her husband is a salesman. With the first loan she received from Manuela Ramos, she decided to purchase some clothes to sale.

Currently, she sells cigarillos wich are small and narrow cigars that are used for a local ritual in her region. She sells them in certain areas and neighborhoods around the region.

With this loan, which she will repay within 4 months, she will purchase the basic ingredients needed to make these cigars such as tabaco, labels and cigar butts.

Marllory is a young entrepreneur who always looking for new business ventures. She's also very happy since her business is doing so well.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carolina Zelaya-Kronlund


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