A loan of $375 helped purchase feed, alfalfa seeds, and supplies (medicines, vitamins, etc.) to be able to fatten her cattle and sell it at a better price in the livestock fairs in Pilcuyo or Ilave. With this, she will be able to earn more and help in her children's education.


Elena's story

Señora Elena is a member of the community bank "Miraflores", in the 18 de enero neighborhood, district of Pilcuyo, Province of El Collao, Department of Puno. She is 29 years of age, has three children, is married, and has some high school education.



She has worked for over a year with the Manuela Ramos Movement. Her business is the purchase, raising, and sale of cattle. Her first loan of S/.500.00 nuevos soles added to her capital and allowed her to purchase another bull.



With this loan of S/. 1200.00 Nuevos soles ($375), an amount she is committed to paying back promptly in 3 months, she will purchase cattle feed, alfalfa seeds, and supplies (medicines, vitamins, etc.) to be able to raise her cattle and sell it at a better price in the livestock shows in Pilcuyo or Ilave. With this, she will make better earnings and will be able to help in the education of her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joanna Silverman


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