A loan of $4,775 helped a member to purchase a blender.

Las Flores Al Progreso Group's story

Las Flores al Progreso is a communal bank set up in Los Olivos area, in Lima, Peru. Duma is one of its members. She is a single mother and works very hard in order to provide the best for her son. She currently works cleaning houses in the mornings, and in the afternoons she has a food business. It was her sister who left her the business, where she sells cachangas (a type of fried pastry) and stuffed potatoes. The business is located at her sister's house, and it is going well, since many people come to eat what she prepares. She now wants to start selling fruit juices and will use this loan to purchase a blender, which is an indispensable item. In the future she would like to find a market stall so that she could set up a juice stand and offer all kinds of products.

Duma is wearing a white turtleneck and a brown sweater.

In this group: Duma Noemi, Aquilina Basilisa, Zoila, Santa Margarita Reyna, Brigida, Paola, Giuliana, Vanessa*, Betty Rosa
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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