A loan of $1,650 helped a member to maintain what they need for their jobs, whether it be cleaning, technical inspections, spare parts.

Valor Y Sacrificio Group's story

Señora Leyli is 31 and is the president of the commual bank, "Valor y Sacrificio." Even though she just recently joined this group, she has succeeded in gaining the confidence of the other members. Leyli is a determined and hard-working woman. A product of this effort and sacrifice is the vehicle she was able to acquire, which she has rented out as a taxi for two years, which ensures a daily income for her family. Her husband convinced her to invest in a car because "a car pays for itself," she assures us. She lives with her husband and two small children, who are her motivation to get ahead despite any problems. She continues making payments on her car, but by renting it out, she can dedicate more time to her children and give them the quality time that they need to grow up strong in a rather difficult society. Among her projects for the future is to acquire more cars that will let her make a better income and have a better quality of life. She knows that it won't be easy, but if starting from nothing wasn't impossible, then reaching her dreams won't be either.

In this group: Jacqueline, Doris, Teofila*, Esmeralda, Clementina*, Karen Selene, Irma Yessenia, Karina Soledad, Leily Carol, Brigida, Lucy Yolanda

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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