A loan of $400 helped purchase of wholesale ingredients.


Teresa De Jesus's story

Teresa belongs to Banco Comunal, "La Amistad," Jr. Oroya Mz.G Lt. 2, AA. HH. Nuevo Bolognesi, Callería district, Ucayali department. She is 45 and the mother of three children, two of whom are still dependent on her. Teresa’s husband is a photographer. With her first loan from Manuela Ramos of 300 soles, she decided to invest in a nectar business.

Now she depends on her meal sales and is used to getting up early to conduct her activities. With this 1,200 sol loan, which she will repay in five months, Teresa will buy 10 kilos of tomatoes, 20 chickens, 15 kilos of potatoes, lettuce and other foods.

Thanks to Manuela Ramos, her business and her family’s economic stability have improved.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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