A loan of $350 helped buy beauty products by catalog.


Cecilia's story

Cecilia is a member of the Melcochita Community Bank. Cecilia is 47, married and has five children; 28, 22, 20, 18, and 14. The last one attends the state school. Cecilia is from Huancavelica. She came to Lima and spent her time taking care of her children. But, she saw the economic need in her house, and she went to work at the “cachina” (used goods market). In the evenings she gathers bottles, metal, and recyclables. She sells them at the cachina. She also sells beauty products by catalog.

Since Cecilia has been with Finca, she has learned to save and value money.

Cecilia needs a loan for 1,000 PEN to buy beauty products by catalog.

Cecilia’s dream is to have a fruit selling stand.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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