A loan of $2,575 helped a member to pay for the maintenance of her sewing machines.


Las Triunfadoras De Huampani Group's story

Mariana is a member of “Las Triunfadoras de Huampani” Community Bank. The group is composed of 10 responsible and hardworking members. Mariana is 43 years old, she is married and she has 4 children, 2 of whom depend economically on her. A resourceful woman, Mariana has installed some Internet terminals in her house. She has various jobs to be able to get ahead. In order to fulfill her dream she has had to engage herself in different jobs. She has studied dressmaking and she has used what money she could earn and save with her jobs to buy some sewing machines, and thanks to the support of her husband she purchased 3 machines, buying some others later on to face the growing requests of the customers of her area; she told us that she currently owns 12 sewing machines. She is proud about it, as she has been able to help paying for the education of her children. Her next goal to achieve is the improvement of her house. In this occasion she has requested a loan to pay for the maintenance of her machines. Mariana is thankful to the lenders for the support they offer to people like her.

We have added the photo of Josefina, another member of the group, to the original group picture.

In this group: Maria, Zoraida Domitila, Maria Violeta, Seferina, Josefina Luisa, Sonia Haydee*, Franklin, Mariana Eduarda, Victor, Isidora
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa



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