A loan of $400 helped to purchase approximately 30 pairs of jeans.


Guida's story

Guida is a member of the Teresa de Calcuta Community Bank. She is 36 years old, has two children (ages eight and seventeen) who attend public school, and lives with her common-law husband.


For many years, Guida worked at a restaurant specializing in “ceviche” (a citrus-marinated seafood salad), but it was exhausting work. One day, she went to Grau Avenue, where there are many clothing shops, and she noticed how comfortable the jackets were. This gave her the idea to sell clothing on credit, and this business idea has worked out well for her. Her husband and her daughter help her deliver her orders and collect payments. Now, Guida only works Thursdays at the restaurant, filleting 80 kilograms (176 pounds) of fish in a day.


Guida is requesting a loan for 1,200 Peruvian nuevos soles to purchase approximately 30 pairs of jeans. Since joining FINCA, she has learned to keep her accounts, separate her capital from her expenses, and provide better customer service.


Guida's dream is to have her own clothing store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer k vickery



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