A loan of $1,875 helped a member purchase miniature cars that are being used to advertise a local newspaper.

Manos Forjadoras Group's story

Sra. Carmen Emiliana is 53 years old, married, and has three children for whom she wants to succeed and proviD. the opportunity to pursue a profession. She works hard and has the support of her husband.

Carmen Emiliana is part of the group “Manos Forjadoras” (Forging Hands), which consists of nine members who live in the district of Comas.

For the past 32 years, Carmen Emiliana has been managing a newspaper and magazine kiosk in a commercial area in cental Lima. Since she was 21 years old, her husband has been helping her with this business since it was started because he was fired from his previous job. She took advantage of her husband’s knowledge of this business since he learned all about it by helping his father when he was a young boy.

Thanks to her work, Carmen has been able to pay for her children’s college education, build a house, and achieve personal satisfaction. The loan she received will be invested in the purchase of miniature cars that are being used to advertise a local newspaper.

In this group: Carmen Emiliana, Gisela Violeta, Yesenia Porfiria, Percy Roberth, Irene, Luis Benito, Leticia Del Pilar, America, Epifania

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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