A loan of $975 helped to buy 2 tires, 2 headlights, have the engine repaired, etc.

Clara Elena's story

Señora Clara belongs to the “El Paraíso” communal bank located on Jr. José Olaya Mz. O Lt. 36, Yarinacocha District, Coronel Portillo Province, Ucayali Department. She is 54, the mother of 6 children, 5 grown and one still dependent on her. She is married, her husband drives a motor cart. With the first loan she got from the Manuela Ramos organization of $100, she decided to invest in cheese sales. She has been working with the communal bank for 4 years. Currently she owns a freight motor cart. She has the help of her husband to drive her work vehicle. With this loan of $975, which will be repaid in 6 months, the will buy 2 tires, 2 headlights, she will have the engine repaired, etc. Clara is thankful to the Manuela Ramos organization for the help it has given her, because thanks to it, the economic stability of her family has improved.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geoffrey and Susan Gall

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