A loan of $550 helped purchase a sandwich cart.

Mauricia's story

Mauricia is a member of the Communal Bank “Virgen de las Mercedes”. She is 50 years old, in a common law marriage, and has 5 children. Her youngest child is 10 years old and attends a state school.

Mauricia works at home, cooking most of the time. In the afternoons, she also sells beauty products through a catalog. Her friends from the Communal Bank encouraged her to start her own business. Mauricia decided to sell juices, so she bought a cart and began selling at a bus stop. She has been doing this now for a year and a half.

Since joining FINCA, Mauricia has learned how to save money and develop as an entrepreneur so that she can overcome obstacles and grow her business. She is requesting a loan of 1600 soles to buy a sandwich cart. Mauricia dreams of starting another business and is thinking about opening a restaurant with her daughter.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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