A loan of $2,725 helped a member to invest in stocking up her business by buying more products, such as sodas, milk, eggs, rice, sugar, vegetables, etc.


Huamuchapa Group's story

Señora Esperanza is 69 years old. She has been in a common-law marriage for many years; her husband's name is Reyes, and he is 75 years old. Señora Esperanza and her husband both work in retail; they have a grocery store. She invested her loan in stocking up her business by buying more products such as sodas, milk, eggs, rice, sugar, vegetables, etc. Señora Esperanza says that the loan has been beneficial for her, as the earnings from her business have allowed her to both restock, and to feed her family. She would like it if her business will grow a little more. She belongs to the "Huamuchapa" group, which is maD. up of ten people (two men and eight women), who are mentioned below: Señora María Guadalupe works in retail selling fruits and vegetables. She invested her loan in purchasing fruit such as plantains, apples, grapes, guavas, mangoes, watermelons, etc. Señora Virginia works in retail selling fruits and vegetables. She invested her loan in purchasing fruits and vegetables such as apples, lettuce, tomatoes, chili peppers, etc. Señora Silvia works in retail selling cosmetics from a catalog. She invested her loan in purchasing more cosmetics, creams, and perfumes. Señora Celia works in retail selling agricultural products such as beans, watermelon, melon and corn. She invested her loan in purchasing liquid feritlizer. Señor Abel works in retail selling fruits and vegetables. He invested his loan in purchasing fruit such as apples, watermelons, mangoes, plantains, pears, grapes, etc. Señora Llanet works retailing fruits and vegetables. She invested her loan in purchasing vegetables such as tomatoes, onions, chili peppers, avocados, etc. Señora FideL. works retailing fruits and vegetables. She invested her loan in purchasing apples, chili peppers, avocados, pears, plantains, etc. Señora Reina works retailing quartered chickens. She invested her loan in purchasing chickens. Señor Edilberto works selling agricultural products such as beans, corn and pumpkin seeds. He invested his loan in purchasing liquids for cultivating crops, such as liquid fertilizer.

In this group: Silvia , Virginia , Maria Guadalupe , Esperanza , Celia, Llanet, Abel , Fidela , Edilberto , Reina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack


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