A loan of $4,100 helped a member working capital.


San Rafael Group's story

The San Rafael Community Bank has worked with Kiva partner Edaprospo-Prosperidad for more than a year and a half. The group consists of eleven charismatic women. One of them is 68-year old Sra. Luisa who has shown great determination throughout her life. She is happily married to her husband who works in civil construction. They have four children who live independently.

Luisa has a dressmaking business. Her staff do the actual sewing while Luisa herself supervises the work. The amount of money she earns depends on the orders she gets.

Once her house was built, she decided to rent out the first floor so she would get a fixed amount of rental income each month. She also has a car that she rents out to earn more money. Luisa would like to buy a combi van to use to transport students to school, and also to construct a third floor on her house to rent out.

In this group: Antonia Pilar, Julia, Edelmira, Luisa Teresa, Betty Gladys, Evelyn Geovanna, Maria Isabel, Deri Rene, Nirma Elizabeth, Regina Edith, Bella Leonor

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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