A loan of $4,500 helped a member to buy seasonal toys.

Amistad Group's story

The “Amistad” (Friendship) Communal Bank is starting its seventh cycle with 16 members.

Gardenia is 31 years old, and she has three children. They are three, seven, and eight years old. During the day she works in her mother-in-law’s store. At night she sells toys on the streets of Ayacucho. She started her business because her son is very sick, and his medical treatment is very expensive.

Gardenia is requesting the loan to invest in her business and for her son’s medical treatment.

Gardenia has been a member of FINCA Perú for one year. She likes the ease of getting a loan, the twice a week meetings, and the amortization schedule.

Her dream is for her children to grow healthy and that they get ahead.

In this group: Gardenia, Primitiva, Marleni, Rosalyn, Cleofe, Elsa, Maria Angela, Maria Trinidad, Olga, Leonardo Nelton, Enma, Gilberto, Mariela Dina, Norma, Edith, Felipe

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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