A loan of $275 helped buy more used clothing for resale.


Maria Cecilia's story

Maria is a member of the Purple Christ communal bank. She is 36 years old and has a 20-year-old daughter who is married. Since she was four years old, she has been involved in selling second-hand clothes. Maria travels all over Peru buying a variety of second-hand clothes that she sells in the market when she returns. She also buys wines from the southern regions of Peru and sells them to neighbors, friends, and family.



Since she joined FINCA, she feels more self-sufficient because she is learning how to invest in her business and save. Maria needs a loan of 800 soles to travel and buy more clothes. Maria’s dream is to be able to work in another country with more opportunities.



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