A loan of $2,625 helped a member to cover educational expenses for her eldest daughter.

Grupo Hatarinas Group's story

The "Hatarinas" merchant/entrepreneur group has one goal: to get ahead and be successful in each business endeavor. The group is comprised of nine people, mainly women. They are all hard-working and enthusiastic about carving out a future.

One example of this is María del Carmen who is 44 years old and the mother of three children, two of which are still minors. From an early age she has had to travel from the Peruvian forest to the capital city to sell coffee beans. She also sells food out of her home. Both of these activities have helped her maintain a balanced income for her household since her husband currently does not hold a permanent job.

Her dream is to open a store in her home sometime in the future so she can spend more time taking care of her children and home. She plans to use the loan to help cover educational expenses for her eldest daughter.

In this group: Maria Del Carmen, Martha Nelida, David, Rosario, Kristian Paola, Epifania, Clarisas, Mencia Maruja, Norisa Lizbeth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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