A loan of $2,150 helped a member to buy threads for her embroidery.


Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

Cirila Cerafina C. C. is 45 years old and from the city of Huancayo. She is an active and hard-working member of the "Virgen del Carmen" community bank.

Cirila is a single mother and is solely responsible for her three children as she has been separated for 10 years.

Cirila rents a small store where she sells candy retail. She also embroiders traditional outfits and costumes for regional fiestas (for example, the Santiago fiesta and the Huaylas fiesta).

Cirila will invest her loan in buying better threads for her embroidery.

(In the photo, Cirila is wearing a gray jacket. She is the lady on the far right).

In this group: Cirila Cerafina, Justina, Enrique Edmundo, Aracelli Isabel, Luz Trinidad, Hector, Morayma Esther*, Nelida Martha, Noemi Yeni
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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