A loan of $3,025 helped a member buy clothing for winter, such as overcoats, jackets, and pants.


Santa Ana Group's story

Señora Carolina C. initiated the formation of the present community bank. She contacted her neighbors and friends to form the bank in this district. The bank is called "Santa Ana" and it is in its 4th loan cycle, with 21 members and their respective business activities. They are very united, responsible, and supportive of each other.

Señora Blanca is one of the members. She has a business in order to generate income and help her family. She sells clothing. She does this as a door-to-door vendor, visiting her customers. These customers are employees of different factories, who pay for their purchases on a monthly basis. She acquires her merchandise according to the orders she receives from her customers, and this is why she is applying for the loan. In addition, the winter season is coming, and she wants to restock her merchandise by purchasing jackets and other types of overcoats and pants.

In this group: Blanca, Virginia, María Estela, Claudia, Amalia, Lilian, Romy, Mercedes, Amalia, Luci , Porfiria, Mirna, Mariela, Juana, Amalia, Mirtha*, Maria*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry



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