A loan of $1,600 helped a member working capital.


Las Poderosas (The Powerful Ones) Group's story

The group "The Powerful Ones" is represented by Mr. Jorge Alberto and is composed of 10 members, 6 women and 4 men. This group is characterized by their unity and their desire to work. They already know each other well since the majority live in the same area.

Jorge Alberto is single and currently lives in an rental property. He works at his own events center and needs a loan to repair and improve his center in order to open it with food service on the weekends and begin a more prosperous business. His greatest desire is to be able to form a family with his fiancée and be able to provide a place of their own to live.

The other members of the group work in various activities such as the sale of clothing, the sale of cell phones, catalog cosmetics, vegetables, locksmith service, and public passenger transport. In spite of the high level of competition the members are known for their work and effort and the quality of service they provide to their clients. Many of the members want the loan to expand their businesses, to rent space for their businesses, and to purchase merchandise and supplies for their sales locations.

Regarding their experience, the members are in their first loan cycle with the institution and many do not have experience in group loans but they have a strong desire to work and get ahead by working to sustain their families and provide them with a better future.

In this group: Jorge Alberto, Miriam, Vanessa, Roberto Carlos, Etzel Raul*, Audrey Noelia, Daniela, Edgar, Karla, Eusevia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Burke


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