A loan of $750 helped to make and sell dried potatoes.


Leonor's story

Leonor is a member of the Diamante village bank. She is 47 years old, married and has 4 children. Leonor makes and sells dried potatoes. Her children help her to prepare and market the dehydrated potatoes. When the product is ready, Leonor travels to the department of Ica on Fridays and returns on Monday night. The requested loan will be invested in purchasing third-rate potatoes to make the dried potatoes. She has been part of FINCA Peru for 4 cycles. She began at the invitation of her daughter, and likes the ease with which she gets loans and can save. She is saving to build a house. Her dream is that her business will grow and she will open a grocery store in her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus



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