A loan of $875 helped purchase tara pods.


Frida Esther's story

Frida is a member of the Sonrisa Microfinance Institute.


She is a 59-year-old with a live-in partner and 8 children. She lives in the Viñaca community, located 45 minutes from the city of Ayacucho, where she buys and sells tara pods and cochineal insects, then sells them to intermediaries. Additionally, she sells firewood in the city of Ayacucho.


Frida needs a 2,600.00 PEN loan so that she can purchase tara pods.


Frida dreams of improving her business and providing an education for her children and grandchildren so that they can become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian



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