A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy more products like shoes and cosmetics to sell.

Dios Es Amor Y Mi Guia Group's story

Good afternoon! This is the Dios Es Amor y Mi Guia (God Is Love and My Guide) group. Shirley is the President of the group. She is 62 years old, married, and has two grown children. One of them, Doris, is a member of the group.

Shirley has been selling cosmetics and shoes for almost 15 years (before that she was a housewife). She sells the cosmetics by catalog to her neighbors and friends. She buys the shoes in Lima, and she sells them in the forest that she is from. She does this because they do not have much of a variety of shoes there. She likes this very much because she is a very happy person.

Shirley is going to use this loan to buy cosmetics and shoes. Shirley is very proud to belong to the Dios Es Amor y Mi Guia group because it is a very punctual and responsible group. All of the members make their loan payments on time.

A few months ago Shirley was assaulted. She was dragged for some meters by a ‘moto-taxi’ [three wheeled motorized vehicle]. She still has problems with her hip and injuries to her arm. However, Shirley does not want to think about past problems. She only wants to think about what is coming in the future. At this time her hope is to see her daughter happier and personally fulfilled.

Shirley is the woman who talks in the video. She is the second one from the right. Shirley appreciates your support!

In this group: Doris Shirley , Shirley Gladis , Dora Margot , Patricia Margot , Rocio Magaly , Ylmer Mercedes *, Maria Luisa , Maruja
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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