A loan of $875 helped maria needs a loan of 2,600 soles in order to purchase curtain fabric and furniture lining.


Maria Mercedes's story

María is a member of "Las Flores" (The Flowers) Community Bank. Maria is married, is 43 years old and has two children who are 18 and 22 years old and who are students. Maria studied tailoring 13 years ago. Out of curiosity, she began making curtains for her house and later, for familiy members and friends. Gradually, they went to her with requests and recommendations. Currently, she has a small tailor's shop in her home. She has been able to buy machines and tools for curtain-making. Since joining FINCA, her business has improved and she has learned to invest. Maria needs a loan of 2,600 soles in order to purchase curtain fabric and furniture lining. Maria's dream is to have a shop and her own home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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