A loan helped a member to purchase varied underclothing for resale.


Mujeres Emprendedoras Group's story

The group called Mujeres Emprendedoras is in its 9th cycle in the women's committee program. The group is located in the city of Concepcion, where everyone is struggling for a better quality of life for their loved ones so that they don't have to suffer hardships.

Señora Maria is married with three children. She makes a living selling underclothing. She wants to keep slowly building her business. She mentions that her work has enabled her to help her family. However, she also mentions that due to the COVID-19 pandemic she is not able to work normally, which prevents her from earning the income she needs to help sustain her household and fulfill her obligations.

She is requesting this loan in order to increase working capital into her business for the purchase of underclothing, so that she can keep working and bring her business up.

Note: Only one person appears in the photo, but this is a group loan. Taking a group photo was not possible due to the necessity of avoiding crowding people together during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Maria, Gloria, Graciela, Liduvina, Liz, Analia, Yessica, Leticia, Maria, Graciela, Gladys, Laura, Fanny, Viviana, Karina, Dorilda, Beatriz, Liz, Romina, Miryan, Karen, Luz, Paola, Nilda, Maria, Antonia, Cristina, Stefani, Silvia, Dionisia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pamela Allyn.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details