A loan of $1,775 helped a member to buy food items.


Las Emprendedoras Group's story

Greetings from Peru! This group is “Las Emprendedoras.” Maritza is one of its members. She has a spouse and five children living with her. Her spouse works in construction and contributes economically. Maritza has a grocery store at home; she started the business encouraged by her daughter. She used money from her severance package to buy some display cases and shelving to start the store. She started out selling soft-drinks and a few snacks and gradually increased stock adding more products until it became one of the best-stocked stores; it’s visited by neighbors and friends who are her best customers. The loan Maritza is requesting will serve to buy food items to increase business. Later on she wants to enlarge the store so she can tend to more local customers. Maritza is grateful for the support and she’s the first one on the left and is wearing black.

In this group: Gloria Rosalia, Roberta Jheny, Nelida Exaltacion, Maritza Elizabeth, Roque
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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