A loan of $950 helped a member to buy products for her store.

Villa Universitaria Group's story

Greetings from Peru! This is the communal bank "Villa Universitaria."

Teresa is one of the members. She is 41 years old, and is the single mother of 2 children aged 17 and 8. Teresa lives in her parent's house, and that is also where her business is located. She has a general store where she sells all types of groceries, soft drinks and school supplies. Teresa always keeps her store well stocked to keep her customers happy. She's had the business for 7 years, and she spends many hours there each week. Thanks to the income that she earns through her work, she can afford to support her children and help them with their education.

Teresa is requesting this loan so that she can buy more products for her store. In this way, she hopes to keep her business prospering so that she can be one of the best in the neighborhood. This loan is giving her peace of mind; she feels very happy and grateful to the lenders who are making it possible for her and her group to obtain this assistance.

In the photo, Teresa is the one wearing the gray shirt with blue stripes.

In this group: Alexandra Dora, Nilda Teresa, David Jose, Julia, Kela, Ana Lucia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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