A loan of $1,175 helped a member purchase of merchandise.

Asociacion Las Tres Estrellas Group's story

The communal bank “Asociación Las Tres Estrellas” is maD. up of eight enterprising members who live in Santa Rosa, a district of El Agustino in the departament of Lima. They have been working with EDAPROSPO for four months.

Maximiliana is a member of the group and has recently taken on the position of president. She is 50 years old, has two children and lives with her D. facto. She has sold vegetables and tubers for three years, starting as a street vendor and later setting up a market stall. Through her efforts she has been able to purchase a “salchipapera” (a mobile cart equipped for selling fried potatoes and sausages) and build a bathroom in her house. Maximiliana’s dream is to set up a shop in her house.

This loan will be used to buy merchandise. The group is thankful for the support they have received and promise to make their repayments in the allocated time period.

In this group: Maximiliana, Glays Asenciona, Anita, Brigida Rosario, Maria Eulogia, Pilar Lily, Esperanza, Luz Yanina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso

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