A loan of $2,225 helped a member to increase her amount of merchandise.

Santa Rita Group's story

The enterprise bank Santa Rita is characterized by being maD. up of senior members. Currently the majority of the women make a living by selling products such as cell phones, beauty products, or aluminum pots; attending to a neighborhood store; or making blankets, macramé, or hand-woven items. Viqui is the most senior member and is the president of the group. She works by weaving and making macramé. She will use this loan to buy wool wholesale and ribbon and to diversify her products so she doesn't only weave items for children, but also for women and men. With this increase in products, she will be able to increase her income and quality of life. Adriana is participating in her second loan. She is the secretary of the group and works for a cleaning company. Since her wages don't let her cover all of the costs of supporting her family, she decided to start another business by weaving macramé. With this loan, she will be able to buy materials to make her blankets for which she takes orders and will improve her and her family's income. Lucila is the treasurer of the group and has four people in her family. She has a neighborhood store. With this loan, she will buy items wholesale and diversify the products in her business. With her income, she plans to save money to buy some land.

In this group: Viqui, Magaly Emiliana, Olga Francia, Lucia, Antonia, Adriana Maria, Sandra Soledad, Susana, Lizeth, Rosaura, Pamela Priscila

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper

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