A loan of $2,375 helped a member buy rice, oil, and special peppers.

Mujeres Luchadoras- Chupuro Group's story

Friendly greetings from Peru! I’d like to introduce you to the Grupo Mujeres Luchadoras--Chupuro. The group is just starting its second loan cycle. It’s made up of eight members, who, as their name suggests, are 100% hardworking women. They wish to help their families get on in life with the income from their small businesses.

One of these hardworking women is 47-year old Carolina who lives with her husband and four children. As her husband doesn’t earn enough to support the family, she sells traditional food at festivals. Her dishes are well-known for their delicious flavour and are much in demand. As well Carolina sells lunches in a nearby school cafeteria.

Carolina is known as one of the most hardworking women and is very punctual with her loan repayments. Her dream is to have a space of her own where she can run a tourist restaurant as her main customers are the tourists who visit her town. The money she is seeking will be used to buy ingredients (special peppers, rice, oil, vegetables) as the dates of festivals and local dances are fast approaching.

Carolina is the first person on the left in the photo. She is wearing a green top with black stripes. In the upper photo you can see Ruth in a black hat and Gloria in a grey sweater.

In this group: Carolina Luzmila, Diana Ruth , Doris Estela, Rosario Luz, Amelia, Nancy, Gloria, Betsabe Marilu*

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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