A loan of $1,000 helped buying basic need items (rice, sugar, milk, oil, etc.).

Laurinda's story

Mrs. Laurinda belongs to the Communal Bank "Mujeres Organizadas" (organized women). She lives in the Region of San Martin, Mariscal Caceres Province, Huicingo district. She works selling food, juanes (a typical dish of rice and meat wrapped in a bijao or banana leaf), drinks, and some basic need items. Her business is located in her own home, in the Callao harbor of her district, a place to which people, both neighbors and visitors from other places, go daily to eat. She takes advantage of the location of her house because the harbor is very popular and is the point of departure and arrival of ships that transport to other locations from that part of the region.

With this loan of S/ 3,000, which will be paid in 6 months, she will buy basic need products such as rice, sacks of sugar, milk, oil, different sizes of boxes of preserves, packages of toilet paper, detergent, different brands and sizes of soap, among other things. In this way she will be able to stock her business well and ensure her customers find what they are looking for.

Laurinda is 53 years old, she is a decisive, joyful, and hard-working woman. Her goal is to build, expand, and accommodate her home to offer comfort and security to her business because clientele is increasing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eliana Colunga

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