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A loan of $4,700 helped a member purchase of earrings, rings, necklaces, bracelets, all silver.


La Esperanza Group's story

This group is on it's 11th loan cycle with the Committee of Entrepreneurial Women. It is comprised of 19 women who have diverse activities, some shared and some independent.

Ms. Catalina G., one of the members, works selling silver jewelery and requests the loan to purchase earrings, necklaces, and rings for resale.

Catalina is a homemaker and in her free time she works selling silver jewelery. She goes out to offer her jewelery in the houses of her friends who acquire her products on credit or for cash. She comments that the sale of jewelery provides a good income and helps pay some of the household expenses.

Thanks to the Foundation and to Kiva for the credit assistance provided to the women of limited resources.

In this group: Catalina, Gloria, Agustina, Maria Del Socorro, Magdalena, Bernardina, Carmen, Casilda, Maria Liz, Ana , Angela, Alejandra, Maria Luisa, Gregoria, Estela, Maria Clara, Mari Estela, Leonidas*, Soledad*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Daniel Burke



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