A loan of $650 helped purchase of pasta, salt, rice in bulk. Purchase of used clothing.


Juana's story

Juana belongs to the “Las Paykanas” communal bank, located at the address Jr. La Paz Mz A Lt. 18 AA.HH. Violeta Correa in the district of Yarinacocha, department of Ucayali. She is 35 years old, and is mother to 5 children who are still dependant on her. She is married and her husband earns a living in wood extraction. With the first loan she received from Manuela Ramos for S/.300 [US$100], she decided to invest in the sale of used clothing. She has been working with the Manuela Ramos communal bank for 3 years.


Currently Juana continues with the same business of selling clothing from house to house and also sells rice, salt and pasta.


With loan of S/.2,000 [US$650], which will be paid in 4 months, she will invest in the purchase of 4 sacks of rice, 2 sacks of salt, 4 packages of pasta and used clothing, since that business brings her the best earnings.


Juanita is grateful to Manuela Ramos for their support and promises to punctually pay for the loan granted her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Lister


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