Very poor women in Peru are improving the lives of their families, thanks to business smarts, determination and a small business micro loan from Finca Peru.
The family-run social enterprise helps educate its 16,000 micro-borrowers in savvy local business growth, without focusing on financial return or profit.
One woman proudly reported that she used her microloan to start a neighborhood gas propane distributorship which she runs out of her house. When she noticed that customers waited in line to pick up their gas canisters, she added a line of cosmetics which she sells from a catalog.
(READ the story in the Huffington Post)