A loan of $2,900 helped a member to set up a place in her home for her tamale store.


Mujeres Rumbo Al Progreso Group's story

María is a member of the 'Mujeres Rumbo al Progreso' community bank which is located in Puente Piedra district, in Lima, Peru. She has been selling beauty products for more than 14 years. She was motivated by a friend who sold these products. Her friend encouraged her to sell for the profits and rewards that can be obtained through this work. She also sells tamales on a weekend. She had this idea herself as she used to buy tamales for her own consumption and the place where they were sold was very far away. For this reason, she decided to prepare them herself and offer them to her neighbors, friends and family members. Her business is doing very well and she has a lot of orders. She is now delivering orders to companies that request her products in bulk. María will use the loan that she obtained to fit out a space in her home where she would like to sell her tamales as well as beauty products. She would like to take advantage of the fact that her home is opposite a school with a lot of street traffic. María hopes to achieve her goals with a lot of work and sacrifice. * In the photo, María is seated and wearing a white top.

In this group: Maria Antolina, Estela Guadalupe, Celestina, Juliana Miguelina, Olinda Geronima, Rogelia, Nolasco, Antonia Luz, Violeta, Johnny Alexander, Juan David
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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