A loan of $950 helped to buy merchandise with which to stock her store.


Francisca Elena's story

Francisca is a member of the 'Paloma' (Dove) community bank. She is 45 years old and married.

Francisca has a general store where she sells groceries, vegetables, fruit and meat. She will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying merchandise with which to stock her store.

Francisca has been working with FINCA Peru for many years. She likes it for the ease with which she receives her loans, because they work based on trust, and because they provide training. Through her community bank, she has learned how to invest her money. With her savings, she built a second level on her home. Her dream is to be able to open a wholesale store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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