A loan of $4,775 helped a member operating capital.

Maria Auxiliadora Group's story

Sra. Sara is the secretary of the María Auxiliadora Communal Bank, which has been working with EDAPROSPO-PROSPERIDAD for more than 2 years. The group has grown over time, with the members completing their goals and proposing new ones.

Sara is the mother of 6 children. Even though they are adults, they still look to their mother for company or as a voice of support that will listen to them. Like most mothers, she was a homemaker when her children were still young. However, she had the desire to do other things. After many years passed, her oldest son began working at Topy Top (a Latin American chain of apparel stores) because his partner was about to give to their child and he wanted to be responsible. After the baby was born, Sara’s son developed a serious case of bronchitis. Being a good mother, Sara began selling prepared meals during his recovery so that she could purchase his medicines and look after her daughter-in-law and grandchild.

Even though this was a difficult time, everything turned out well in the end. Sara continues to sell meals out of her home because she found it to be an easy and enjoyable way to make money. She spends most of the time working out of her kitchen, utilizing her refrigerator and cooking utensils. Sara now hopes to open both a mini-market and a restaurant. With her hard work and perseverance, she knows she can fulfill this goal.

In this group: Karen Margoth, Gloria Olinda, Haroldo Robinson, Rosa Elvira, Antonia Maria, Sara Isabel, Ana Enma, Marisol Erika, Rosmery Rubi, Ninfa, Wilber, Miguel

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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