A loan of $250 helped to buy a variety of fruit (prickly pear, apple, orange, papaya, pineapple, etc.) so that she will be able to sell more and have more earnings. She does this to improve the education of her children.


Andrea's story

Mrs. Andrea is a member of “The United Stars of Titicaca” Community Bank, in the community of Chipana, in the district of Pilcuyo, in the province of El Collao, in Puno. She is 50 years old, has 6 children, is married, and has completed primary school.
She has worked with Manuela Ramos for 2 years and began her business of buying and selling fruit. Her first loan was for 500 soles, which she will invest by purchasing merchandise.
With this loan of 800 soles, which she will invest by buying a variety of fruit (prickly pear, apple, orange, papaya, pineapple, etc.) so that she will be able to sell more and have more earnings. She does this to improve the education of her children. She promises to repay the loan punctually in 5 monthly installments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah


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