A loan of $925 helped to purchase cattle (2 bulls) to fatten and sell at a better price in the fair in Pilcuyo or Ilave; this will allow her to be able to help in the higher education of her children, her greatest wish.

Luisa's story

Señora Luisa is a member of the community bank “Las Brisas del Rio Blanco”, in Chipana, district of Pilcuyo, Province of El Collao, Department of Puno. She is 52 years of age, has 6 children, is a widow, and has completed elementary school.

She has worked for two years with the Manuela Ramos Movement. She buys, fattens, and sells livestock. She invested her first loan of S/.300.00 nuevos soles in the purchase of feed to fatten her livestock. With this loan of S/. 3000.00 Nuevos soles ($925), that she commits to repaying punctually in 5 months, she will buy cattle (2 bulls) that she will fatten and will sell at a better price in the Pilcuyo or Ilave fair. This will enable her to help in the higher education of her chidlren which is her greatest wish.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joanna Silverman

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