A loan of $925 helped to buy grocery items to sell at the local fair.

Teofila's story

Teofila is a member of the “Amaqella” Communal Bank. She is 51 years old, married, and has 5 children. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 8 years now.

Teofila buys and sells dyes, including cochineal, and she also sells uncured hides in the local fair. She recalls that her sisters invited her to join the communal bank. Her business was always a family affair; her parents taught her this business. Now, she possesses her own capital. Finca had a lot to do with the growth she has experienced through its training sessions, the loans it provided, and the confidence it placed in her.

Teofila's goal is to be able to finish constructing her house. Now, with this loan, she will buy grocery items to sell at the fair.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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