A loan of $400 helped to buy packages of milk, oil, rice, flour, cumin, pepper, sausage, soy sauce, etc.

Carol's story

Señora Carol belongs to the "Women of 2000" Communal Bank located at 668 Bellavista Ave. north, district of Callería, Colonel Portilla province, department of Ucayali. She is 28 years old and married. Her husband works as a professor of higher education. With the first loan that she received of Manuela Branches of 300 soles she decided to invest in the sale of spices (seasonings). She has been working with the Communal Bank for one year.

Currently she is dedicated for sale of groceries and spices (seasonings), an activity that offers her profits to be able to pay her loan promptly.

With this loan of 1,200 soles, which will be repaid in 4 months, she will buy 2 boxes of milk, 1 package of oil, ½ package of rice, 2 packages of flour, 7 kilograms of cumin, 6 kilograms of pepper, sausage, soy sauce, etc.

Thanks to Manuela Branches her business has improved. she feels happy because she will have the opportunity to give a better education to her 2 small children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer B Brown

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