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Edilma Dioselina's story

The “La Rosa de Guadalupe” communal bank meets every two weeks in the city of Charapoto. This area is known for its traditional culture and for its location, minutes from the provincial beaches of San Jacinto and San Clemente.

This will be Edilma’s third loan cycle with the communal bank. She likes it because she’s learned a lot in the meetings. She’s 34 years old and is the single mother of four children, ages 11, 10, 9, and 4. The oldest are in school and they all live in her home.

She has a stall in the Cahrapoto market, where she sells fruits and vegetables, and works every day from 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. She gets help from her former brother in law and buys some of her products from the farmers who take them to market, and the rest from wholesalers at the market itself.

She will use the money from this loan to buy more products to stock her business. She wants her children to have a good education and not be in need of anything.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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