A loan helped a member to buy tennis shoes, appliqués, threads, clothespins, and other items.


Mujeres Valientes Group's story

This committee is called "Mujeres Valientes" [Brave Women]. All strive to improve themselves and move forward, along with their families. They are working in a united manner to be able to reach their goals together and, with this, give their families a better quality of life.

One of the members is Nanci, who makes and sells embroidered tennis shoes, towels, embroidery, and tablecloths. She mentions that she seeks a way to be able to continue improving and, with this, be able to continue giving the best to her family.

She comments that because of the COVID-19 pandemic, she hasn't been able to work normally, which also affected her income. Nanci seeks a way to be able to improve herself and continue improving, and with this, be able to continue offering a better quality of life to her loved ones.

She is requesting this loan to invest in the purchase of materials for her handicrafts, such as sneakers, appliqués, threads, clothespins, and other items.

Note: Only one person appears in the photo, but this is a group loan. It wasn't possible to take the group photo in order to avoid a crowd of people because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this group: Liz, Luciana, Lizandri, Dalvina, Mariela, Ramona, Cipriana, Fermina, Eloisa, Sinthia, Estefania, Sonia, Myrian, Juana, Nanci

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


This loan is special because:

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



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