A loan of $325 helped purchase rice, fish, plantains, tablecloths, chairs, etc.

Alicia's story

Ms. Alicia S. is a member of the Las Águilas (The Eagles) microfinance institute, located on Nº 215 Centenario Avenue, in the Callería district, Coronel Portillo province, department of Ucayali. She is 44 years old and has 1 grown up child and 2 who are still her dependants. She is married, and her husband is self-employed. She decided to invest the first 300.00 PEN loan that she received from Manuela Ramos in food sales. She has been working with the microfinance institute for 2 years.
She is currently a preschool teacher who also sells food for a living. In the morning, she works as a teacher, but she also has support from her dear mother to help her prepare their delicious dishes.
With this loan of 1,000.00 PEN, which will be repaid in 5 months, she will purchase 5 kg of rice, 6 kg of fish, a bunch of plantains, new tablecloths for her tables, chairs, etc.
Thanks to her skills, her business has grown, and she gives thanks to her family and the microfinance institute for the help that they have given her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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