A loan of $2,675 helped a member to buy ingredients and kitchenware.

Manos Forjadoras Group's story

América, 54, is a widow with five children. She lives in the Puquio zone, Comas district. She has been a member of the “Manos Forjadoras” (Forging Hands) group, which has 10 members, for 8 months.

She sells food. She has been very hard working since a very young age. She started the business on her own with small sales from home. Thus, with much effort and sacrifice she has managed to have her own restaurant and pay for her children’s education.

Her wish is to be a successful businesswoman, that the business is well known and that her children become successful professionals.

She will use the requested loan to invest in the business buying ingredients and kitchenware.

In this group: America, Gisela Violeta, Yesenia Porfiria, Percy Roberth, Irene, Leticia Del Pilar, Epifania, Carmen Emiliana, Estrella, Fara

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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