A loan helped a member to purchase shoes in bulk.


Sarantañani Group's story

The Sarantañani communal bank, as part of the Agencia Villa Adela, is made up of eight members and is led by officers, of whom Mery is the president.

Mery, 54 years old, is single, and has three children. Currently, she has a business selling shoes for cholitas [women who dress in the traditional Andean style]. She says that she learned this business 30 years ago.

The loan that she will get now will be to increase her capital to purchase shoes in bulk, which she will get from the wholesalers in the city. Later, she will sell them in her sales space. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family financially. Her aspiration is to grow her business. Mery asks that you trust in her communal bank again.

In this group: Mery, Tania, Juan Carlos, Elena, Bernardo, Virginia, Sarah Saturnina, Pamela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.



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