A loan of $950 helped to buy materials and tools to make doors and windows.

Mayra's story

MAYRA P. belongs to the community bank “Las Triumfadoras” (The Winners), located at Bellavista Avenue, N° 374 in the district Callería. She is 44 years old and has three children. Her husband is a welder.

The first loan that she received was for 300 Nuevos Soles (S/.300.00). She bought materials like corrugated iron in order to build doors and windows, with her help of her husband, with the profits, and savings that she had, she bought a motorcar to be able to deliver her orders to client’s homes.

With this loan of S/.3,000.00 Nuevos Soles, she would buy more corrugated iron and a soldering iron. She has already gotten a big contract to make many iron doors and windows and to deliver them in a very short period. Thanks to Manuela Ramos for its help to make her business grow bigger each time; she feels happy because now she is a businesswoman.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jessica Kaminsky

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