A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy merchandise for their stores to resell.


Shalom Group's story

Mrs. Kamila A. is 24 years old and sells shoes on Tihuanaku Street every day. She needs a loan in order to buy merchandise to resell. Veronia B. is 32 years old and has a hardware store where she sells construction materials like saws, plumbing, pipes and other necessities. She needs a loan in order to buy merchandise to resell. The other members of the Shalom Group from Centro Focal Santiago each have different businesses like painting, a dress shop, a juice store, a cafe, and cheese and chicken sales.

Shalom was foudned two years ago, and the group supports members as if they were sisters.

In this group: Cristina, Rosa, Maria Isabel, Efracia Bertha, Virginia, Verónica Irene, Rosa Lidya, Esteban, Kamila Rocio, Victoria, Ericka

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Misty McNally


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