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Amigas Unidas Group
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María is one of the members of the “Amigas Unidas” (United Girlfriends) group. She’s 50-years-old and the mother of four children three of which are adults. Her husband supports the home but thanks to her work she’s also able to contribute towards some of the expenses.

María has a business selling sweets. Among those she sells are honey, nougat and various snacks. When she started her business she only had a few products but gradually she improved and now the business has grown and she’s able to help pay for her children’s schooling.

María works Monday through Sunday going to various markets in her area offering her products. In all this time she’s become well-known and has many customers. She will use the money from her loan to buy candy and sweets in quantity to be able to fill customer orders. Later on she’d like to have her own store to not have to walk so much any longer.

María is happy about the support she gets and for knowing that so many people she doesn't even know trust her and her group. María is first on the left wearing a pink shirt and brown pants; she’s carrying a blue purse.
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María es uno de los miembros del Grupo Amigas Unidas

María tiene 50 años es madre de 04 hijos de los cuales 03 son mayores de edad, su esposo es quien mantiene el hogar y gracias a su trabajo ella también colabora con algunos gastos. María tiene su negocio de venta de dulces entre los que ofrece miel de abeja, turrones y diferentes golosinas, cuando empezó su negocio solo contaba con algunos productos pero poco a poco fue mejorando y en la actualidad su negocio ha crecido, permitiéndole ayudar en los estudios de sus hijos. María trabaja de lunes a domingo recorriendo diferentes mercados de su zona para ofrecer sus productos, durante todo este tiempo ya es conocida y tiene mucha clientela, el dinero de su préstamo será para comprar dulces y golosinas por cantidades y así poder atender los pedidos de sus clientes, mas adelante desea tener su propia tienda para no tener que caminar tanto.
María esta feliz por el apoyo que recibe y por saber que muchas personas que no conoce confían en ella y su grupo.
María es la primera de la izquierda viste polo rosado y pantalon marron tiene puesta una cartera azul.

Additional Information


EDAPROSPO seeks to use micro-credit to foster productive commercial activity for the sake of economic and social development within vulnerable urban and rural sectors traditionally neglected by commercial banks. By offering innovative products such as technical education loans and microfinance groups for young people, EDAPROSPO helps disadvantaged Peruvians lift themselves out of poverty.

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Peru

  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 83
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $61,829,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amigas Unidas Group's $2,225 loan helped a member to buy candy and snacks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2012
Dec 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013