A loan helped a member to buy fabric in bulk.


San Francisco Group's story

The group called San Francisco is in its twelfth loan cycle in the women's bank program, in which all the members are creating news ways to do business while they can't go to their stores because of the pandemic restrictions.

One of the members, María, works selling clothing. She had to stop production because of almost no sales during the quarantine, so she started to buy face coverings as an alternative to sell. On the other hand, the support she has received from the foundation so she can manage to get ahead and surpass her goals is notable.

She's requesting this loan to be able to invest in a bulk purchase of fabric so she can continue as she has been with her enterprise.

Note: Only one person appears in the photo. This is a group loan but a group photo wasn't possible because of social distancing due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Margarita, Maria, Yenny, Herminia, Mirian, Celia, Rosa, Evelyn, Petrona, Sonia, Maria, Maria, Eudelia, Sunilda, Sara, Nancy, Rosalia, Blanca, Luisa, Lucina, Ester, Luz, Delia, Julia, Evely, Mirna

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall.


This loan is special because:

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



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