A loan helped a member to buy fish and to stock products for her customers.


Unión Y Fuerza Group's story

Sally is the president of the Unión y Fuerza Communal Bank. It is comprised of eight members, and all of them are women. They consider themselves to be entrepreneurs, and they have great desires to get ahead with their families. Sally is currently the president, and she is in cycle 33.

Sally, age 33, lives with her life partner and their three children. The children are 15 and 12, and the smallest one is two years old. She works a lot in order to get them ahead. She started selling fish over 16 years ago. It is for this that she is requesting a loan to buy fish. She wants to invest in having more products and to have better sales.

Her biggest dream has always been to carry through with her business in order to get more earnings and to help with her household finances. She is considered to be a hard-working woman and a good mother.

In this group: Yuri Pamela, Yvonne, Doyli Lisbeth, Sally, Juana, Iris, Jesenia Patricia, Reyna

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through community support and financial training.



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