A loan of $1,000 helped she wil buy large quantities of hot peppers and oregano.

Maribel's story

Maribel is 28 years old, studied pedagogy, is married and has two children (1 girl who is 4 years old and a son who is 1 year of age). She lives in at Jirón Bolognesi Nº 408 in the district and province of Yunguyo, Puno.

Since of the year 2006 she has been a member of the Communal Bank "Las Triunfadoras" in Acari. In the beginning, with the loan of S/.300 she bought groceries (sugar, rice, noodles, etc.). At 24 years old she formed her home and started to sell groceries. She bought the products in the city of Desaguadero and sold them in the city of Tacna. She currently works in the business of the of purchase and sale of hot peppers and oregano, which she brings from the city of Tacna (Ite, Sama) and sells in the city of Desaguadero on Fridays and on Sundays in Yunguyo.

With this loan of S/3,000, which will be repaid in 3 installments, she will buy 400 pounds of first quality hot peppers at S/. 360 for the first 100 pounds and 400 lbs of hot peppers of second quality at S/. 280 for each one hundred lbs. With the remainder she will buy oregano to sell them wholesale and retail in the city of Desaguadero.

Her vision is to build her house in the city of Yunguyo, open a wedding gift store and support her children so that they can go to study.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aimee Sostowski

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