A loan of $750 helped to purchase cochinilla and tara.


Rufilia's story

Rufilia is a member of the Tarpuy Communal Bank. She is 41 years old and the mother of five children. She buys and sells cochinilla (a small insect from which the crimson-colored dye carmine is derived) and tara (a Peruvian plant that's high in tannic acid content). She has been a member of Finca Perú for twelve years. Very nostalgically, she remembers when she came to Finca Perú. She didn’t have a business but they provided her with training and she remembers Morenita’s advise very well. Now, she has her business and feels very good about all that she has achieved. She has learned how to save and be responsible. She has also learned about the ladder of success and how to climb until she reaches the top. With the loan she is requesting now, she will purchase cochinilla and tara.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz



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