A loan of $1,150 helped to buy various kinds of thread, fabric and wool.

Leonilda's story

Leonilda is a member of the "El Roble" communal bank. She is 64, married, and the mother of nine children. She has been a member of Finca Perú for more than 14 years and owns her own store where wool clothing is sold.

She says that during all this time as a member of Finca Perú, what she has learned the most is the importance of saving and being on time with payments. She says that when she is in a tight spot, or has a financial problem, she can live on her accumulated savings and this way have stability in her life.

Leonilda says that she is seeing her dreams come true, and is grateful to the institution, as now she has her own house and all her children are professionals. With the loan she is requesting, she will invest in the purchase of various kinds of thread, fabric and wool for her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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