A loan of $5,875 helps a member to buy fabric, thread, elastic bands, and other products.


Virgen Del Carmen Group's story

The Virgen del Carmen group is comprised of friends and neighbors in the city of Itá, They are seeking ways to improve the quality of life for themselves and their families. They are in their 6th loan cycle of the women's committee program.

Aurilia is one of the members. She makes a living as a sewer. She says that this work has allowed her to help her family and give them a better quality of life. She is an enterprising person who, since a young age, has worked and fought to succeed and get ahead. She also says that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, her business has been affected, as well as her sales and her income. She says that she is looking for a way to be successful and, thus, to be able to open her business to get ahead.

She is seeking a loan to buy fabric, thread, elastic bands, and other products so she can keep sewing and also invest capital to get ahead.

Note: There's only one person in the photo, but this is a group loan. It was not possible to take a group photo due to social distancing because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this group: Gloria, Rosalina, Monica, Heymy, Margarita, Cristina, Juana, Elisa, Agustina, Aurelia, Reina, Elia, Nilsa, Cinthia, Emilce, Lucia, Marta, Eladia, Dori, Celia, Eleida, Eulalia, Jessica, Natalia, Carolina, Carmen, Priscila, Maria, Ana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske.


This loan is special because:

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

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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.