A loan of $2,075 helped a member buy merchandise and raw material.

Jesus Te Amo Group's story

María S. is 42. She gets up very early on Tuesdays and Fridays to sell her merchandise, vegetables, in the Alto Lima region. She has been in her group for approximately two years. She remembers that she used her first loan to buy merchandise to start her business. Now she needs a little more because her sales have increased. She has obtained customers who ask her for more products. That is why she needs a loan to be able to keep buying merchandise like peas and carrots. She buys her merchandise in the city of Ceja in El Alto.

María has three children who are in school. María belongs to the Jesús te Ama Group, which is part of the German Busch community center. Her colleagues also have businesses like selling “chuño” (dried potato), selling toys, plastic bags, furniture, chocolate, clothing, and making “polleras” (skirts).

All of them need a loan to buy merchandise or raw material.

In this group: Filomena Josefina, Fermina, Antonia, Vicenta, Marcos, Ana Maria, Rosa, Irma, Rosario

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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