A loan of $3,300 helped a member operational capital.

Renacidas Group's story

The “Renacidas” (Reborn Ones) communal bank is represented by Justina and is maD. up of 12 members, who are all women. The members of this bank are known for being very unified and cheerful.

Justina, who is the president, is very friendly with all the members. She is married to Fernando, who is an attorney; they have two adult daughters, one of whom is a group member, too. Justina, therefore, works just for her own and her husband’s support.

Justina is quite multifaceted; she occupies her time with a variety of activities such as: clothing sales, pastry sales, costume jewelry sales, and others. She lives in her own house and this is very beneficial to her because she has space in the house for all her activities. Justina’s expectations are to gradually grow and have a clothing store eventually so that she can help her daughters and support her grandchildren.

The rest of the group members are in various kinds of commercial activities such as: food sales, cosmetic sales, traditional pastry making, new and used clothing sales, clothes making and repair. These activities are undertaken in some cases, door-to-door and in others, from a fixed location.

Even though competition is heavy, the group relies on regular customers that know their work and insist on their services. On the other hand, it is worth stressing that they put a lot of enthusiasm into their work.

In this group: Justina, Maria Elena, Laura Leidy, Marcela, Virginia, Elvira, Rosa Yoeli, Benita, Cecilia, Maria Teresa, Reina, Nancy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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