A loan of $2,750 helped a member to purchase domestic products to sell in her store.

Maria Nuestra Señora Group's story

Jessica Marilia R. C. Vda. D. P., who is a widow, is 35 years old and has 2 children. Jessica is the president of the communal bank “Maria Nuestra Señora”, which is located in the district of Chilca, in Huancayo.

She is a single mother for her 2 small children, Carlos and Monica, who have become the motivation and source of strength for her life.

Since Jessica doesn’t have a stable job, she decided to open a small store in her own house. This has been her source of income. She needs the loan to expand her small store so she can sell other products. In addition to this business, Jessica has also opened a public telephone service next to her store. This has been a good decision because in her neighborhood there aren’t other public telephones or similar services.

(In the photo, Jessica is wearing a red sweater. She is standing and is the second from the right.)

In this group: Jessica Marilia, Elizabeth Carmen, Lidia, Josefina, Rosario Julia, Libia Sofia, Mary Luz, Enrique, Bertha Isabel, Antenor *, Mercedes Eusebia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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