A loan of $350 helped to buy sweaters, 'chullos' (woollen caps with earflaps) and alabaster.

Yolanda's story

Yolanda is a member of the Obelisco community bank. She is 39 years old, lives with her partner, and has two children aged 17 and 14. Her business is selling handicrafts.

Yolanda will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying merchandise such as sweaters, 'chullos' (woollen caps with earflaps) and alabaster. Yolanda has a craft stall in Paradero Quinua - Ayacucho. Her husband is a craftsman who makes products from clay and supplies them with other products.

Yolanda has been in this business for 12 years. She joined FINCA Peru through an invitation from a promoter. She likes it because of the ease of the loans and because she can save. Through her savings, she has gradually equipped her home. She has bought a television set, a DVD player, a sound system, tables, etc. She is now saving up to celebrate her daughter's 15th birthday. Her dreams are to improve her home and for her children to become professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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