A loan of $550 helped to buy firewood, maize, and meat for food preparation.


Victoria's story

Victoria is 60 years old and has six children. Four of her children are working and two are still studying. She has one granddaughter. She prepares dishes in her house where she has a small restaurant. She makes Mondongo (a local soup), Puca (an Ayacuchan dish made with beets, potatoes and peanuts) and chica morada (a local drink made from maize). She plans to use her loan of 1,500 PEN to buy firewood, maize, and meat for food preparation. Victoria has been with FINCA Peru for 10 years and really appreciates the help they provide her with her business and other training. With FINCA's help she has been able to educate all of her children. Victoria also works as a teaching assistant in Ayacucho.



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