A loan of $500 helped purchase Christmas ornaments.

Gabriela's story

Gabriela is a member of the Community Bank “Virgen de Cancharani” of the province and department of Puno. She is 41 years old. She lives with her partner and has 5 children.
She used her first $150 loan to purchase supplies of her business of home made food. She has been working with the bank for almost 3 years. She comments that her managed to diversify her business so she is currently also selling honey and calendars.
She will use this new loan of $500, which will be paid off in 6 months, to purchase Christmas ornaments.
Gabriela wishes to continue working to save money to build her home and buy her own store where she could sell honey.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jimena Lopez

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