A loan helped a member to buy a quantity of charcoal to sell.


Trabajadoras Group's story

This Group is part of the poverty elimination scheme in which participants fight for a better quality of life and to be able to overcome the hardship of their circumstances.
Margarita is one of the members, she is a humble woman looking for a means to develop herself and get ahead in life. She is selfless and seeks a way to better herself and despite her humble job she is able to provide for her household. She makes a living from selling charcoal and remarks that she is doing well now that she has an established client base. She is applying for this loan to buy charcoal in quantity to be able to continue selling and look after her customers. Note, the child in the picture is the son of one of the members of the communal bank that is applying for this loan.

In this group: Mary, Laura, Cinthia, Deisy, Liz, Florentina, Menegilda, Maria, Ana, Lina, Viviana, Maricela, Marina, Estanilaa, Sofia, Margarita, Maura, Andrea, Rifina, Maria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Nic Couldrey.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by an industry-leading, poverty-elimination program.



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