A loan of $550 helped to buy potatoes.

Teofila's story

Teofila is a member of the "Color Esperanza" ("Colour of Hope") communal bank. She is 62 years old, a widow with 7 children. Teofila buys potatoes at the Las Americas market in Santa Elena and takes them to the La Parada market in Lima. When they are in season she does this almost every other day, and out of season she sells tuna, tara leaves, etc. She likes the communal bank meetings because they enable access to credit and allow her to save. Teofila isseeking a loan to invest in buying potatoes. Her dream is to grow her business - and that her children will have their own businesses one day.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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