A loan of $6,200 helped a member to buy chickens.

100 % Charapoto (Charapoto) Group's story

Every two weeks the 100% Charapoto credit group meets in the city of Charapoto. This area is known for its traditional culture and also for being just a few minutes from two of the best beaches in the province—San Jacinto and San Clemente.

Guadalupe is part of this group made up of ten women and two men who, a while back, got together to get the benefits that the institution gives them. She is 54 years old. She is separated, but from that relationship has seven children—six adults and a 14-year-old who is a student.

Guadalupe is a tenacious woman who, through her efforts, is getting ahead. She works in trade. With the help of one of her children she goes to the city of Santa Ana to buy chickens from a farm. Then in her house she slaughters them and takes them to the city of Manta. There she delivers them to restaurants and stores. There are many places that buy from her because they have been her customers for more than fifteen years.

This loan is to buy chickens. She has been in the credit group for six cycles, and she likes it because of the help that they give her with her loans. Her dream is to own a truck because she hires a car for her work.

The small photo is of a member who couldn’t be there when they took the group photo.

In this group: Siria Guadalupe, Mercedes Margarita, Carmen Beatriz, Josefa Antonia, Edulfa Floresmila, Nury Concepcion*, Nellys Marita, Ramon Segundo, Josefa Ritha, Aura Margarita, Javier Efren*, Yanet Margarita
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

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