A loan of $725 helped to buy rice, sugar and oil.

Reyna's story

Reyna is a member of the Wiñarisun community bank. She is 49 years old and a single mother with two children aged 28 and 10. She owns a general store and will invest the loan that she is requesting in buying groceries with which to stock her store.

Reyna has a general store where she sells vegetables and fruit, in Quinua district. She used to be a stall holder in a market but she became sick and had an operation which meant that she couldn't travel any more. Her brother offered her his house and there she opened a store which she gradually stocked. It is doing well.

Reyna joined FINCA Peru through an invitation from an existing member. She likes it because she has learned to save, to value herself as a woman and to have good relationships with her children. With her savings, she built her home in Ayacucho where she lives with her eldest son. She is now saving to build a second level on her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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