A loan of $175 helped to purchase soft drinks, candies, cookies, etc.

Lucila's story

Lucila is single, she is 22 years old and she studied up to grade 11. She lives in Barrio Jose Carlos Mariategui, in the district of Conduiri within the province of El Collao in Puno. She is a new member of the Community Bank "Paria Parado de Bellido" in Conduiri.

At the age of 19 she started her business. She carries on two businesses: on Saturdays she sells clothing (scarves, jackets, aprons etc.) and the other days she sells snacks at the plaza in Conduiri.

With this loan of S/.500, a loan which will be repaid in 3 months, she will purchase 5 cases of soft drinks for S/.65, six bags of candies for S/.50, and five boxes of cookies for S/.100. With her earnings she will purchase cheese chips and other items.

Her goal is to increase her capital to have greater earnings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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