A loan of $1,125 helped to buy cosmetics.

Zonia Blanca's story

Zonia is a member of the Communal Bank Buena Suerte [Good Luck], she is 64 years old and a mother of 7 children. Zonia makes, designs and alters clothes. She has been a member for 20 years. The first loan that she received was in dollars and she was able to buy material with this money. Every week she saved 2 dollars. Thanks to FINCA's support she managed to educate her children and buy herself a car. Now she also sells cosmetics from catalogs. She enjoys working with FINCA because savings are integrated into the membership fees and it is also possible to bring voluntary savings. Furthermore the training that she received in her Communal Bank has taught her about the values and principles that people should have. The loan that she is requesting will be invested in the purchase of cosmetics and she will sell them to her regular customers. Her goal is to provide her youngest daughter with the opportunity to have a professional career.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Miriam O'Brien

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