A loan of $950 helped to purchase rice, sugar, toilet paper, milk, groceries, personal hygiene products, and tools to grow her business.


Basita's story

Basita belongs to the community bank "Picota" and lives at Jr. Grau block 4, Picota district, San Martin state. She is single, 37 years old, and a mother of 2 children, one of whom she still supports.

With an initial loan of S/ 300, she decided to start her own business selling sandwiches and meat skewers at a stand.

Currently, she sells groceries and cosmetics, specialized according to her area because she sells them from her home.

With a loan of S/ 3,000, to be paid in 6 monthly installments, she will invest in more products to grow her business such as rice, sugar, toilet paper, milk, fish preservatives, personal hygiene products, and cleaning products. Also, she would like to sell pens, pencils, erasers, and flashcards in order to keep her customers happy.

She makes her decisions based on what is profitable for her business. Personally, she is a woman who is a fighter works to accomplish her goals, and is responsible with her monthly payments.

She would like to express her gratitude to Manuela Ramos for allowing her to grow as a woman and an entrepreneur.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Brittany Thatcher


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