A loan of $275 helped expand her business.


Bilma's story

Bilma is a member of the “Perlas de la Sabiduría” (Pearls of Wisdom) Communal Bank. Bilma is 55 years old with 7 children ages 36 to a 16 year old still in school. She began selling tamales in the north and now that she is in Lima she continues to sell tamales here. Bilma needs a loan for 800 soles to expand her business and buy more ingredients to make her tamales and take them to sell in other areas. Bilma dreams of having a sandwich cart and that her children have good work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall



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