A loan of $550 helped purchase of 6 bags of rice, 2 bags of sugar, 24 liters of oil, 20kg of noodles, 50kg of red meat, 5 chickens daily, fruits, fish, vegetables.


Milena's story

Mrs. Milena participates with the Banco Comunal (communal bank) "Las Triunfadoras" located on Jr. Salaverry N° 845 in the Callería. She is 52 years old. Her husband is a trader. She has a restaurant where she sells natural products. She's been Manuela Ramos' partner for three years. The first loan Mrs. Milena recieved was for $300 Nuevos Soles that she used to bue 25kg of rice, 25kg of sugar, 6 liters of oil, spices, 3kg of red meat, and 2kg of chicken. She began with a varied menu that included vegetarian dishes. With this new $1700 Nuevos Soles loan, she will buy 6 bags of rice, 2 bags of sugar, 24 liters of oil, 20kg of noodles, 50kg of meat, 5 chickens every day, fruits, fish and vegetables. She gets up very early to make her purchases and she attends her customers since 7 a.m. with her husband and staff's help. She is very grateful to Manuela Ramos for her trust. She hopes she will continue to support more women who wish to work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jonathan Bradshaw


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