A loan of $375 helped to buy products for making cakes.

Ayme's story

Ayme is a member of the Señor de Huanca communal bank. She is 30 years old and lives with her husband and their son.

Ayme will use the loan for her business selling cakes from her shop, "Pasteleria Yomi." (Yomi Bakery). The name Yomi is a combination of the names of her son and of her daughter, who passed away soon after she was born. Ayme suffered greatly because of her daughter's death and is afraid to try to have another baby because the doctors have told her that she would probably lose the child. Meanwhile she keeps busy with her store and her son.

She will use her loan specifically to buy flour and sugar. When she was not a member of FINCA Perú, Ayme bought small amounts of ingredients, and now she buys large sacks of flour and sugar so she makes many more cakes than before. Ayme also sells soft drinks at a small stand in the store.

She has been a member of FINCA Perú for a year and a half, and what she likes best are the talks and her facilitator, who always cheers her up when she feels sad. The members vent their feelings with each other. The talks and training have taught her how to treat her husband and son and how to manage money. Ayme says that she has to invest in whatever has the best prospects and not worry about investing in things that have no potential. Her dream is to have a larger cake shop so she can vary her cakes more. She also dreams of her son studying and becoming a professional.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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