A loan of $6,825 helps a member to buy fruits.


Fortaleza Socavon Group's story

Because her parents were low income people, to help with the family expenses, Carly had to work since she was a little girl. At 19 she started a relationship with a man she thought would be her husband forever, they have two girls who are currently 10 and 5 years old. The girls' father left them, so, since then Carly does whatever she can to take care of her children by herself.

Before the Covid-19 quarantine, Carly used to work selling clothes; unfortunately she can´t continue with her business. Because of the crisis and to get the income she needs to meet her family expenses, she began selling fruit outside her house to her neighbors and the people who pass by her home. With this loan she plans to expand her business by opening a bigger and better stocked stall.

In this group: Cinthia, Flor Elisenda, Alvaro Costo, Nicolas Cleyton, Agustina, Fermin Marcelo, Alexander Marco, Carly , Zenobia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Salvador Quintanilla.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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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.