A loan helped a member to refinance her debt and buy a variety of shoes to sell.


San Antonio Group's story

This group, called San Antonio, was formed in the city of Itá. All of them are fighting for a better quality of life for their families, so that they don't have to experience any need, such as the members themselves experienced.

One of them is Jorgelina who works selling shoes. She says that her work has allowed her to help her family and provide them better living conditions. She is an enterprising person. Despite daily difficulties she has fought to get ahead and offer the best to her loved ones. She says that her business and income were affected by to the Covid-19 pandemic. This also affected her ability to timely meet her obligations.

Jorgelina seeks this loan to refinance her debt and buy a variety of shoes to sell. This will allow her to stock her business as she has been doing.

Note that only one person appears in the photo, although this is a group loan. A group photo wasn't possible due to the restriction on gatherings of people due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Elizabeth, María, Nilda, María, Gloriana, Leonarda, Mónica, Eduarda, Jorgelina, Rosa, Natalia, Fidelina, Alba, Ramonita, Felipa, Marta, Alba

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

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



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