A loan helped a member to refinance her debt and to buy flour, yeast, and other supplies.


Virgen Del Paso Group's story

The group named “Virgen del Paso” was formed by several friends and neighbors from the city of Villarrica. They want to improve their quality of life and that of their loved ones. The group is in its eighth loan cycle with the Women’s Committee Program. All of the members are striving to achieve a better quality of life for their families so that they can avoid experiencing hardships.

One of the members is Sra. Cristina, who sells baked goods that she prepares herself. She sells her products from a humble bakery. Cristina says that even though her work is modest, she has been able to help sustain her household and her family. Despite facing difficulties, she says that she never gives up. However, her income was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic since she was not able to work normally. This made it difficult for her to get ahead and fulfill certain obligations. Cristina is looking for a way to excel and move forward so that her business can improve.

She is requesting a loan to refinance her debt and to also buy products for her bakery such as flour, yeast, and other supplies. Cristina is grateful for the opportunity she has received to restructure her loan so that she can move forward.

Note: The photo shows only one person, even though this is a group loan. It was not possible to take a group photo in order to avoid congregating during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this group: Nancy, Cristina, Juana, Lidia, Lujana, Dora, Olga, Mirna, Lourdes, Claudia, Felicia, Nilda, Estela, Pabla, Liz, Rita, Marta, Eligia, Ilsa, Monica, Silvana, Mercedes, Natalia, Gricelda, Adelaida

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica.


This loan is special because:

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



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