A loan of $475 helped to purchase rice and sugar.

Hermelinda's story

Hermelinda is a member of Banco Comunal Amauta. She is separated, 42 years-old, and has one child. Hermelinda sells food (on foot) in the Grau market; also, she buys prickly pears from local growers and sells them in wholesale. Hermelinda requests a loan of 1500 soles ($475 dollars) to purchase (sacks of) rice and sugar. Hermelinda dreams of owning both her own house and a permanent restaurant.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jim Muir

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