A loan of $4,900 helped a member buy a refrigerator.


Las Aguilas Group's story

Greetings from Peru! I would like to introduce you to the Aguilas Group which is made up of ten members, the majority of whom know each other and have participated in the group for about six years. Hilda is one of the members. She is 48 years old, separated from her husband, and has two children. She sells food, a business she began with help from her sister-in-law who encouraged her to work with her. They both used to deliver breakfasts to workers in various places. However, her sister-in-law became ill and left the business to Hilda. Currently Hilda runs it with help from her eldest daughter. They get up very early to take the food to their customers, most of whom work in a nearby shopping mall or offices. They serve juices, teas, quinua, and different types of sandwiches. As the work is very hard, Hilda would like to have a permanent stall close to the place where they deliver the breakfasts. That way she wouldn’t have travel expenses and wouldn’t have to transport so much heavy food from her house. Hilda’s income provides money for household expenses and also her children’s education. With the loan she will be able to buy a refrigerator which will be a great help as it will allow her to keep the food cold. Hilda is very grateful for your help. In the photo she is wearing a black and white flowery top.

In this group: Hilaria Vilma, Feliza, Sonia Aurea, Edith Vilma, Irma Luz, Beatriz Milena, Hilda Benita, Gabriela*, Gina Fiorela*, Maria Elizabeth
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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