A loan of $1,125 helped to buy flour, firewood, sugar, and lard.

Paulina's story

Paulina is a member of Villa Huatatas Communal Bank. She is 59 years old and owns a bakery and grocery store. She has been a member of FINCA Peru for 12 years.

She remembers that she used to work on a farm. She always worked, since she was young. Since she has been in FINCA her dreams have changed, and the best thing is that she is realizing her goals. She managed to have her bakery, build her house, and buy her machinery, although the stove she has is wood-burning.

She is very grateful for what she has because it helps her to have good economic stability. Now her dream is to be able to buy a Nova oven, but she has to save. She also learned that in FINCA, as well as responsibility and honesty.

She will invest the loan she is requesting in buying flour, firewood, sugar, and lard.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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