A loan of $1,775 helped a member buy merchandise for her small stall.


Gotitas De Amor Group's story

The Gotitas de Amor Communal Bank was formed in 2008. It is located in the area of Alta Huaycan, Ate district, Lima department. The group is comprised of ten members who are engaged in various activities like selling spices, selling chicken, selling groceries, selling meat, tailoring, “moto taxi” (three wheeled motorized cart) services, hairdressing services, phone café services, and meals for students, etc.

The group has worked with EDAPROSPO – Prosperidad for one year. Sonia L., originally from Lima, is currently the president of the communal bank.

She is 32, in a common law marriage, and has two children. She sells spices in the market. She has been working in this business for two years, thanks to her mother who motivated her to have her own business.

With her recent loan Sonia will buy merchandise for her small stall. That way she is able to provide her customers with the necessary supplies.

In the future she would very much like to build a house.

In this group: Maria Dolores, Marleni Elizabeth, Sonia, Eugenia Herminia, Gladys Herminia, Raquel Yakelin, Angelica Victoria, Mida Lidumina, Jose Luis, Judith Nataly

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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