A loan of $950 helped a member purchase of toys to resell in the Christmas season.


Los Angeles Group's story

27-year old Yasaida Lupe is a single mother of two young children. She is the current president of the recently-formed “Los Angeles” group. The group is comprised of seven members who live in the neighbourhood of Villa Juanista in Carabayllo district.

For the last year Sra. Yasaida has earned her living by selling mazamorra de calabaza (a Peruvian pumpkin-based dessert) outside a school. She started this business because at her son’s school, the children really like this dessert. The job provides an income for the household and allows Yasaida to improve the standard of living of her children.

By putting a lot of effort into her work, Yasaida has managed to expand the business and gain more customers. Her great wish is to open a stall in the market. The loan she is seeking will be invested in the business and the purchase of toys for the Christmas season.

In this group: Yasaida Lupe, Islaida Tait, Rita, Cinthia Jhannela, Norma, Monica, Lizet Roxana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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