A loan of $1,175 helped a member to buy school supplies for the upcoming school year.


Señor De La Esperanza Group's story

Norma is one of the 7 members of the "Señor de la Esperanza" (Lord of Hope) community bank which is located in the rural area of Matucana. She is the group's president.

Norma is 53 years old, a single mother, and has two children, one of whom is in her care and currently studying thanks to her hard work. Norma recently acquired a small kiosk which she has located outside her home and there she sells meals and fried food such as kebabs, hot dogs and grilled chicken. She works hard because she has customers who carry out maintenance work on the roads. Norma would like to invest her loan money in obtaining school supplies for the 2011 school year since she knows that this way she will make extra profits. She will also continue selling meals.

Norma's dream is to one day have a grocery store in her home. The members of the "Señor de la Esperanza" community bank are active participants and they are punctual in making their repayments. They are grateful for the attention people pay to their request.

Owing to her working hours, Ileodora did not arrive in time for this photo. She works in San Juan de Matucana Hospital as a cook. The lady whose photo is added to the main photo is Miss C.. She works as a cosmetologist in the city of Chosica and the distance between Chosica and Matucana made it impossible for her to be punctual in arriving at the loan disbursement meeting.

In this group: Norma Haydee, Elizabeth, Dulia Ursula, Mila Victoria, Ileodora Eugenia*, Martha Eufemia, Milagros Manuela
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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