A loan of $3,400 helped a member to buy ingredients for chipa (kind of bread).


Positivas Group's story

This group is currently in their third loan cycle, and they have achieved good results from their previous loans.

As of now, many women have managed to open their own businesses. Others made improvements with the help of advisors. As a result all of them have kept up their incomes. In general they feel very pleased to belong to the group, as in one way or another the group's knowledge helps each of them in their various jobs.

One example from the group is 30-year old Sra. Antonia G. Britez who has three children. They stay at home while she goes out to sell her products. She sells chipa (a kind of bread made from starch obtained from yucca or cassava, maize flour, cheese, lard, and milk). As she doesn't have a stall, she goes to traffic lights and sells to bus passengers. So she covers a lot of ground each day in order to have good sales. She returns home to prepare lunch and goes out again in the afternoons to make more sales.

Antonia is a long-suffering woman whose daily life is hard. When she gets home from work, she has to do the household chores and everything else that will help her family get ahead as she is a single mother.

The loan will be used to cover various expenses and to buy chipa to sell as this is how she supports her family.

In this group: Antonia, Zunilda , Luisa, Elvira R., Jacinta, Eleuteria, Mirta Isabel, Estelvina, Juana Noemí, María Leticia, Cristina , Blanca Zunilda, Rocío Raquel, Sandra Angélica, Elida, Lucileide, Amalia, Jessica Patricia, Eva María
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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