A loan of $1,025 helped to finish building the place that she is going to rent.

Elena Guillermina's story

Elena, a member of the United Friends village bank, is 51 years old, married and the mother of three children, ages 33, 25, and 18 years. They all live with her and the youngest studies at an institute.

Elena studied secretarial work but did not practice because she got a job in a tailor’s workshop and during the evenings she used to sell “salchipapas” (hot dogs and french fries) in the street. She worked like that for many years but had to stop because she arrived home late and it was very dangerous. Fortunately, her husband got a good job and she was able to stop selling salchipapas. Currently, Elena makes her living caring for two girls everyday until 4 p.m.

Since joining FINCA, the loans have helped her to be able to give an education to her children as well as contribute to the household in a way that makes her feel useful. Elena now needs a loan of 3000 soles to finish building the place that she is going to rent. Her dream is to start a juice shop in her house.

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