A loan of $275 helped buy rice, sugar, noodles, and milk.

Maria's story

Maria is a member of the Communal Bank group called “Las Ampolas” (The Poppies). She is 33 years old, married, and the mother of 4 children. The oldest two children (ages 12 and 9) attend a state school and the other two are 4 year old twins.

Maria studied business administration, but she had to quit school when she got married and became pregnant. She then opened a store out of her home. Since joining FINCA, Maria has learned how to save and the advice she received has helped her business.

She needs a loan of 800 soles to buy rice, sugar, noodles, and milk for her store. Maria dreams of growing her business with her husband and purchasing a used car.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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