A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy chickens, pigs, cattle and animal feed.

Banco Mujer Luz De Esperanza Group's story

Maria Isabel, is president of Light of Hope Women's Bank. She is a very enterprising lady, a 48-year-old mother of 4 children and she currently lives with her husband and 2 young children. María had no opportunity to study since as a very young woman she had to work to contribute to the family income. But this was not an impediment to developing her business and today she is a very experienced businesswoman who has managed to raise her family because her husband can't work due to illness.

Maria Isabel heard of the Women's Foundation services by a member of another bank. This is her first loan, and her activities are poultry production and business. The requested loan will be invested in the purchase of chickens and laying hens and feed, concentrates, vitamins and other supplies for rearing animals.

Maria Isabel has had a business for over 15 years. She remembers that with a bit of money earned by selling some food, she bought her first chickens. The main obstacle that she has faced is the lack of money to invest in microenterprise, financing that would be used as a tool to grow her business.

She has well-defined goals and objectives, among them are to enhance the status of her family, provide a college education for their minor children and better medical care for her husband. These are just some of the goals she has set out to achieve with hard work and dedication.

This loan will be a great help to Maria Isabel and her 6 companions of the bank. They work in agricultural activities.

In this group: María Isabel, Gloria , Nora, Ana Isabel, Katherin, Sara, Yesenia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh

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