A loan of $900 helped buy cosmetics and clothes.


Herlinda's story

Herlinda is a member of the community bank Sumaq Ayllu, which means Beautiful Family in Quechua. Herlinda is married, 33 years old and has 2 children. Herlinda sells cosmetics from catalogs and she offers them to friends and relatives; she plans to start selling clothes. Additionally, Herlinda works in a bookstore.
Herlinda needs a loan of 2500 Soles which will be invested in buying cosmetics and clothes. Herlinda dreams of saving enough for house improvements and for her children to go to school.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carlos Morales



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