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Mrs. Carmen is a member of the “Ciudad Blanca” Community Bank in the town of Chijichalla, Ilave District of the Collao Province in the Puno Region. She is 51 years old and married with 5 children. She didn’t complete her primary education (first graD.).

She has worked with the Manuela Ramos Movement for 4 months. Her business is making dried potatoes called "chuño negro" or "tunta" from potatoes. She also buys and sells products from the area (“chuño negro” and “tunta” dried potatoes, barley, quinoa, etc.). Her first loan was for 500.00 nuevos soles that she used to buy goods from the area, those sold in Arequipa.

She promises to payback this loan of 900.00 nuevos soles in 3 monthly installments. She can increase her capital and buy more goods (more “chuño” dried potato, potato, barley, etc.). She is eager to become a wholesaler of the products she sells.

She is grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for their support.

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La señora Carmen es socia del Banco Comunal “Ciudad Blanca” centro poblado D. Chijichalla, distrito D. Ilave, Provincia Del Collao, Departamento D. Puno; tiene 51 años D. edad, D. estado civil casada, tiene 05 hijos y posee estudios D. primaria incompleta (primero D. primaria).
Trabaja con el Movimiento Manuela Ramos hace 04 meses, su negocio es la transformación D. la papa en chuño negro o tunta, además ella compra y venD. productos D. la zona (chuño negro, tunta cebada, quinua, etc.); su primer préstamo fue D. S/ 500.00 nuevos soles, con lo cual pudo adquirir mas mercadería D. la zona los que lo venD. en las ferias D. Arequipa.
Con este préstamo D. S/ 900.00 nuevos soles, monto que se compromete a pagar en 3 cuotas mensuales; podrá aumentar capital y adquirir mas mercadería (mas chuño, papa, cebada, etc.) su anhelo es convertirse en mayorista D. los productos que venD..
Ella agradece al Movimiento Manuela Ramos por su apoyo.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 45
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  • $64,489,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.3
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Carmen purchase more goods ("chuno" dried potato, potato, barley, etc.) and increase her own capital. She is eager to become a wholesaler of the products she sells.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2009
Feb 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009