A loan of $1,025 helped a member purchase of raw materials and merchandise.

Escalera Al Cielo Group's story

Recently the group "Escalera al Cielo" (Stairway to Heaven) was created at the Panamerican Focal Center. One of the members is Franklina L., a single, 20 year old woman who lives in the Ingenio Villa neighborhood of the city of El Alto. Franklina has a talent for weaving. She will use the loan money to buy more wool to weave. In the future she wants to grow her business by selling her products to friends and neighbors, and she is also considering opening a store in her house. For these reasons she would like to remain a member of this group and try to earn more money soon. Like Franklina, the other members have small businesses such as the sale of school supplies, woven jackets and sweaters, food and candies, and the management of a neighborhood shop. They need this loan in order to buy merchandise and raw materials.

In this group: Jeaneth Veronica, Simona Fidelia, Graciela, Erminia, Alejandra, Dania Carola, Franklina, Flora, Delia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Credo

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