A loan of $2,375 helped a member to buy materials for making jewelry, sportswear and shirts for the back-to-school season.

Virgen De Chapi De Yanacoto Group's story

“Virgen D. Chapi D. Yanacoto” is one of the most united community banks that we have in our agency. The members have been working with EDAPROSPO for 6 years. One of the longest-standing members of this group is 48 year-old Basilia. Basilia is a single mother with four children, one of whom is still a minor. She works in a number of business activities such as: selling clothes to order, selling 'cebiche' (marinated fish) and selling fruit. She makes all of her sales as an itinerant street vendor. She also makes jewelry (necklaces and bracelets). The small income she makes from this work helps her to cover her youngest son's education expenses and her household expenses.

Basilia requested her loan from EDAPROSPO in order to buy jewelry materials (murano glass, cat's-eyes, natural stones, elastic and cotton) for making bracelets and necklaces that her customers have requested from her. She will also make sportswear and shirts for the back-to-school season.

Basilia would like to improve her home so that she can have her own work space. In the photo you can see the 8 members of the group and Inés' husband who goes everywhere with her in order to help her get about since she has a small disability.

In this group: Bacilia, Hilza Maruja, Feliciana, Ines Asiria, Calixta Dominga, Lucy Edith, Jaqueline Elvaluz, Maria Candelaria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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