A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy the necessary supplies to prepare food, deserts and tamales.

Las Semillitas Group's story

Mrs. Edelmira, from Chosica, Lima, Peru, is 40 years old and lives with her partner and 4 children. She has already been working with EDAPROSPO for 2 years and now assumes the position of president of the small community bank “Las Semillitas”, which is maD. up of 11 members who have various businesses such as: selling and hiring out clothing, selling food, and other things. Originally she maD. and sold tamales (steamed corn-dough wrapped in banana leaves), tortas and snacks, maD. to order. Her initial loan was for 500 Peruvian soles. Now she has had a restaurant “El Piqueos” for a year. With the loan of 1,200 soles she will buy the necessary supplies to prepare the food, deserts and tamales, which help her to increase her income and improve her children’s quality of life and education. In the future she would like to start a small tamales business and for her children to have good jobs.

In this group: Edelmira*, Ana Maria, Dominica Gladis, Gloria Violeta, Aydee Zurayda, Victoria, Raul Eduardo, Juan Antonio, Maruja, Carmen
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lara Francis

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