A loan of $325 helped to buy books and school uniforms for resale.


Beatriz's story

Beatriz is a member of the Communal Bank Las Surcanitas.

Beatriz is married and 72 years old. Her three children are all married. Beatriz is retired and receives a pension every month, but she decided to start working. She started in the book-selling business, working for a friend who sold books. She caught on to the business and liked it. She buys books at publishing houses and sells them in schools every day from 11am to 3pm.

Beatriz needs a loan of 1000 soles to buy books and school uniforms. Since she joined Finca, her finances have improved and she has learned how to increase her sales.

Beatriz's dream is to be able to continue working until she no longer has the strength to do so, and to always be healthy.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Chong



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