A loan of $975 helped to buy undergarments and cosmetics.


Betty's story

Señora Betty is a member of the Manos Unidas Communal Bank. She lives at Mza. “H” – Lt. 17 – Fonavi, in the Morales district, in the region of San Martín. She is 47 years old, married, and the mother of 3 children, all of whom are still dependent on her.

Betty became a member of her communal bank 7 years ago, when she launched her business with a loan of 1,500 soles and her own personal drive. Today, she sells merchandise out of her home to her clients and friends. With this loan of 3,000 soles, which she will pay back in 6 months, she will buy undergarments for men and women in all sizes, styles and colours so that she can offer her clients a wiD. variety of choices. She will also buy various brands of cosmetics.

Betty believes that communal banking is an excellent opportunity for women to work and to succeed.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Sultan


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