A loan of $2,425 helped a member to complete some of the finishing touches on her house in order to start working toward her dream of having her own restaurant.

El Arbolito Group's story


Mrs. Carmen Rosa S. A. is the President of the communal bank. She is 44 years old and lives in Los Heraldos de Motupe, San Juan de Lurigancho district. She is married and has three children, two who are independent and a little 5-year-old.

The communal bank has 10 enthusiastic, pioneering members. It is a much unified, mutually supportive, group that is committed both to the group and family goals they have set. They have been collaborating with us for two years and are grateful for the accomplishments they have reached because each has seen her family stand out and have better living conditions.

Carmen sells food in a market near her home. She has been in this business for six years. Thanks to the work and financial help through loans from EDAPROSPO – PROSPERIDAD she has managed to provide better education for her children and to build a second story on her house.

Mery dreams with having a restaurant in her home equipped with all the comforts a restaurant can have. Because of this, like all fighting, enthusiastic mothers, she sees this dream within her reach because she will use the recently granted loan to complete some of the house’s finishing touches to start toward the dream she so desires.

In the photo, Mery is standing wearing a white polo shirt and blue tracksuit.

In this group: Carmen Rosa, Maria Teresa, Silvia Meril, Evelina, Eresvita, Melania Esperanza, Bilha, Lili, Emely Tomasa, Filomena Beatriz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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