A loan of $2,800 helped a member to purchase merchandise.

Las Violetas Group's story

Felipa H. P. is President of the Alcom la Violetas, and lives in the district of Comas, in Lima, Peru. She is 56 years old, separated from her husband, and has four independent children. She is responsible for caring for her three year old neice, which she she says provides her with the strength necessary to move forward. For the last four years she has operated a store from her home and, little by little, and with the help of loans from EDAPROSPO, she has improved both her economic and personal status. She will invest the majority of the loan of S/ 1,000.00 [approximately US $340] to further supply her store and, with any leftover money, will improve her home.

The Alcom las Violetas is comprised of 10 members, is in its third cycle, and has until now spent a total amount of S/ 8,400.00. Each member is dedicated to a different activity such as the sale of CDs, orange juice and candy, among others. They are very punctual and responsible clients that help each other out and do not allow any individual member to fail. They reached out to EDAPROSPO because the organization supports them not only in improving negotiations but also to improve economic and personal issues.

Ms Felipa's goal is to have Internet access again, which was shut down due to economic difficulties.

In this group: Rosa Estela, Irwin Felix, Felipa, Doris, Rosa Lina, Mercedes, Luz America, Edwin Abraham, Jackeline Susana, Crisanto

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloé Tuot

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