A loan of $1,725 helped a member various businesses such as sale of groceries, drinks, fruits, and clothing.

La Shapajita Group's story

The “La Shapajita” Community Bank is a new community bank formed by 12 members, all dynamic and hardworking women. The bank was created in the 9th of October settlement of the city of Pucallpa, in the region of Ucayali. The members are employed in different activities, among them the sale of regional foods, groceries, drinks, fruits, and clothing.

Maria Teresa is the president of the group. She is 45 years old and the mother of five children (four of them grown). She raises pigs and sells them in the local market. Maria needs a loan of 500 soles to buy grocery items that she will sell at her house. Her goal is to have a well-stocked grocery business.

The “La Shapajita” Community Bank seeks a loan of 4900 soles to be used by the members for their businesses, with the goal that all will continue progressing and generating income for their families.

In this group: Carmen, Carolina, Iris Magaly, Bilga, Eudoris, Mariliana, Deysi Luz, Josela, Maria, Sheyla, Rosa, Maria Gladys

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer jeff hersk

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