A loan of $1,925 helped a member to buy potatoes, garlic, onions, etc.

Juventud Y Desarrollo - Chupaca Group's story

Greetings from Peru! Teodora belongs to the group Juventud y Desarrollo-Chupaca (Youth and Development-Chupaca). This group has already been working with EDAPROSPO for more than a year. It is made up of nine people, among them one man and the rest are women. It is a very charismatic and supportive group among its members. Teodora is a 41-year-old woman, married with two children, the oldest is 12 years old and the second child is only three years old. She has been working in this business for more than six years. Everything began because what her husband earned wasn’t enough as her oldest child had to begin to study in a school and the expenses of those studies weren’t able to be covered with the little amount that her husband earned. This made Teodora start selling some vegetables that she planted in the garden of her own house and as her customers asked her for other vegetables she decided to implement in her business buying other vegetables that she couldn’t cultivate.

With the requested loan she will buy a large quantity of potatoes, onions, garlic and other vegetables so that her earnings will be better. She dreams of a time when she has her own stall for her sales since she only sells her vegetables as a street seller in different markets and squares in her town. Improving her income, Teodora is sure that she will be able to give to her children everything that she didn't have when she was young, since her parents were in a very humble condition.

Teodora gives thanks to everyone who invests in all of the stories of hardworking people.

Teodora is dressed in a polo shirt and red apron and is the second person from the right in the second row.

In this group: Teodora, Venancia*, Clara Juana , Yasmin Rossi, Pedro, Isabel, Haydee, Gustavo Agripino, Maria
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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