A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy bread, gelatin, and potatoes.

Unidas Por Siempre Group's story

Greetings from Perú. On this occasion you will learn more about the “Unidas por Siempre” (Together Forever) communal bank that has nine women who work in retail. Because of a variety of circumstances, they had to find ways of earning their own income by means of their businesses so that their homes would not lack income.

Such is the case of Jane, 31. She's married and has one minor child. She started out working in a factory selling furniture which made it possible for her to save money in order to start a business of her own where every day she sells bread rolls, gelatin treats, snacks, etc. outside a school. This business has allowed her to support her son’s schooling and also to make improvements to her dwelling.

With this current loan she will buy supplies for her business like bread rolls, gelatin treats, potatoes, etc. in order to prepare her dishes. Later on, she plans to open a grocery store to generate higher income.

The “Unidas por Siempre” group thanks those who made this loan possible. Jane appears in the rear. She’s first on the left and is wearing a black sweater.

In this group: Dominga, Jane Alida, Katherine Vanessa, Yanina Susana, Cinthya Janeth, Margot Carmen, Isela Dorita*, Yovanna Beatriz, Yanina Katty
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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