A loan of $1,125 helped to buy tara and cochineal.


Frida Esther's story

Frida is a member of the Sonrisa (Smile) Communal Bank. She’s 61 years old and sells tara tree products and cochineal (red dye made from the cochineal insect). She’s been a member of Finca Perú for 9 years. She has been able to see much improvement and progress in her business. Thanks to the support that she’s received she’s been able to build her house. She loves the training that has helped her improve her business and herself as a woman. She will invest the loan she’s asking for into the purchase of cochineal and tara.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan



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