A loan of $575 helped purchase young calves to fatten and sell at market.

Julia's story

Julia is a member of the Community Bang "The United Small Stars of Titicaca", second sector, in the community of Chipana, district of Pilcuyo, Province of El Collao, Department of Puno. Aged 45, she has four children and is married. She didn't complete her primary studies, but did reach fourth graD.. For the last year she has worked with the Manuela Ramos movement. Her business is the purchase and the sale of young animals (sheep), and her first loan was for 300 Soles which she invested in purchasing the animals (sheep). With this loan of 1800 Soles, which she has promised to repay in five months in a punctual manner, the money will be destined to purchase bull calves in order to fatten them and then sell them at the market in Pilcuyo or Ilave. In this way she will be able to contribute to the further education of her children and the family's daily sustenance needs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer katy long

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