A loan of $6,275 helped a member to buy cloth to make costumes.

Las Begonias Group's story

Greetings from Peru. I would like to tell the story of a group of people who, with effort and dedication, come out ahead each day to achieve their objectives. This is how the group of twelve members, “Las Begonias,” characterizes itself.

One member is Ana, who is 54 years old, married, and the mother of five children. Every day she makes her living sewing costumes for dance events and school plays. She started this after seeing that her nieces’ and nephews’ school performed plays on every special day, and for which it rented many traditional and stylish outfits for the dances and plays. It is because of this that in four years she has managed to consolidate a clientele that allows her to contribute to the expenses of her home and save for her longed-for dream, the construction of the second floor of her house.

She will invest the recent loan into the purchase of cloth to make disguises. Ana and the group “Las Begonias” are thankful for the trust and the loan given, since it will generate one more push for them to achieve their future goals.

In this group: Pablo, Yolanda*, Rocio, Iris Teresa, Rayda Carmel, Miriam, Nelly Maricela, Maria Del Rosario, Ydelma Luz, Ana, Carmen, Jose
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler

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