A loan of $1,775 helped a member purchase of merchandise for her store.


La Union Es Progreso Group's story

Ofelia Margarita P. M. is 55 years old. She is a single abandoned mother with nine children. An entrepreneurial woman, she has a desire to succeed. She began selling condiments door-to-door. She later sold food close to the plaza San Agustín D. Cajas in Huancayo. Some disagreeable neighbors forced her to vacate the place. In response, in order to bring food to her children, she rented a small space close to the where she lived. Here she constructed a kiosk by hand where she now sells groceries. It is currently a small shop but she has a vision to make this into a large store. With the loan she will supply merchandise to her business for the Christmas season.

In this group: Ofelia Margarita, Maria Carmen, Saul, Rebeca, Elvira Guadalupe, Marleni Milagros, Nicolasa, Liz Evelyn, Betty

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Bryan Herzog



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