A loan of $1,950 helped a member to buy shoes for her business.

Mujeres Triunfadoras De Micaela Bastidas Group's story

Maribel belongs to the "Mujeres Triunfadoras D. Micaela Bastidas" communal bank. It was formed four years ago, and is maD. up of eight participants, who are all neighbors in Ate district. This is a group known for success and perseverance in running their businesses.

The group's leader is Maribel. She is 42, with three minor children in her care, and they depend on her for their education, food, and clothing. She works every day selling shoes. Her stand is called "Marbel". She has had the business for five years, and began it because of a family member who sells the same thing.

She will use this latest loan to buy mO. shoes. In the future she would like to expand her business by adding two mO. stands.

In this group: Maribel Lili, Reyna, Apolinaria, Lucila, Diana Lourdes, Vilma, Eliana Luz, Rosana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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