A loan of $3,750 helped a member to buy supplies.

Unidos Por El Triunfo Group's story

Community Savings “United for Triumph” (“Unidos por el Triunfo”)

The eleven members of this savings group have participated in the financial institution EDAPROSPO – PROSPERIDAD (prosperity) for two years and four months. Most of them make wallets of leather and thread, tablecloths, and purses and then sell these products in markets, fairs, and to their clients. María Luisa is the president of the group. For ten years, she has worked in dressmaking, and she makes garments. Also, she helps her husband in his father’s carpentry business.

She used her first loan form EDAPROSPO – PROSPERIDAD to buy thread, leather and molds for the production of leather wallets. With the income from these sales, María Luisa provides a good life to her two young children, who are attending a government school. She invested her recent loan in materials (thread, jewelry, fabric, and zippers) to begin making purses with beautiful decorations that are currently in fashion. She plans to continue working hard with the goal of saving some capital so that she can continue selling her products in a stand where there is a demand for the goods.

In this group: Fiorella De Fatima, Hortencia, Angelica, Maria Justa, Maria Luisa, Yolanda, Ana Maria, Hercilia, Evila Teodocia, Gabriela, Mery Luz

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Avni Shah

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