A loan of $525 helped rafaela needs a loan of 1,600 PEN to expand her business, she would like to purchase bookstore supplies such as notebooks and paper to begin selling in her convenience store..


Rafaela's story

Rafaela is a member of the Communal Bank Amistad Unida (“Unified Friendship”). Rafaela is married, 53 years old, and has 3 children ages 35, 32, and 26, all who work. She opened her small convenience store after she married; she began little by little, and her business has grown with the help of her eldest daughter. She needs a loan of 1,600 PEN to expand her business, she would like to purchase bookstore supplies such as notebooks and paper to begin selling in her convenience store. Since she has been with Finca she has had financial backing, and has learned to be more organized in her business; in the bank meetings she feels that she is amongst family. Rafaela’s dream is to see her children marry.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariela Cedeño



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