A loan of $200 helped to fix her garage door and her garage roof.


Juana's story

Juana is a member of the “Las Amapolas” communal bank. She has been a widow for two years. She is 60 years old and has 8 children, all of whom are grown and work.

Juana has been washing clothes for fifteen years. She put a sign on the door of her house that says “Clothes washed here.” Eight years ago she bought a washing machine and provides laundry services to her neighbors. She already has her customers and she also rents out her garage. A year ago she also bought two piglets to raise and things are going well for her.

Since Juana has been working with Finca, she has met more people, has lost her shyness, and has received classes about self-esteem that have helped her in her personal life.

Juana needs a loan of 600 PEN for fixing her garage door and her garage roof. Juana’s dream to open a variety goods store in her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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