A loan of $3,250 helped a member purchase supplies and merchandise.

Rios De Agua Viva Group's story

The community bank group "Rios De Agua Viva" ("Rivers of Life Water") is based out of one of the regional offices of Kiva partner Pro Mujer near the Andes. The group has about two years' experience, and the majority of the 12 members make a living weaving blankets and selling food. A few others dedicate themselves to making cards, sewing jackets, producing party favors or selling spare auto parts. The members are in need of the loan so they can purchase the supplies they need to make their products, such as wool and fabric, while other plan to use the loan to purchase merchandise. The leader of this group is president Olga E., Mery M. is the treasurer and Guadalupe Q. is the secretary. All the members enjoy participating in their meetings as well as the training sessions.

In this group: Olga, Lucrecia Esperanza, Bertha, Juana, Ana Verta, Ines, Mery, Taikora Guadalupe, Primitiva Esperanza, Veronica, Rosmery, Antonia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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