A loan of $2,150 helped a member to stock her business with sodas.

Señor De Cachuy Group's story

Cecilia Paola P. S. is the treasurer of the 'Señor de Cachuy' community bank (in the photo she is the fourth person from the right and is wearing a black sweater).

At only 19 years old, Cecilia fell in love with the man who would become the father of her child, the policeman Lieutenant Rojas. They had made plans for their future and for their wedding but sadly one month before the wedding he was killed in the line of duty. At that time, she was pregnant with her only child Patric.

Cecilia was abandoned in all senses as, because she wasn't married, the law stated that she couldn't claim her fiancé's pension.

Cecilia had to work as hard as she could so that her little one didn't want for anything. Currently she sells food as a street trader and she also travels to the city of Cañete to help her brother who owns a bakery.

She will use her loan to add to her food business by starting to sell sodas.

In this group: Cecilia Paola, Maria Elsa, Victoria, Maruja Justina, Juan Carlos, Elisama Bilha, Paquita Mercedes, Salvador, Amancio, Agripina, Milza, Victor Jorge

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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