A loan of $5,750 helped a member to buy more groceries.

Mujeres Emprendedoras De Micaela Bastidas Group's story

This group is made up of seven responsible members who have different types of businesses. They all live in the Vitarte district and the communal bank is called "Mujeres Emprendedoras de Micaela Bastida". One member is 54 year old Teresa. She is single and has four children. For 26 years Teresa has made a living selling vegetables (groceries, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob, onions and more). Teresa goes out every day to a small market with the hope of moving forward in life and being able to pay for her children's school costs and to pay the bills at home. Her biggest dream is that her children become professionals so, for this, Teresa works a lot. With this loan, Teresa will buy more vegetables and so have a higher income. In the photo, Teresa is sitting down - she is the first on the left. Teresa sends hugs to Kiva and promises to achieve all her goals.

In this group: Luis Valentin, Silvia Melania , Delia Dorotea, Tereza, Olimpia, María Mercedes, Roxana Iris*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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