A loan of $3,400 helped a member the loan is shared amongst all the members of the communal bank. Isidora will use her portion to purchase inventory for her small general store.

Sarita Colonia Group's story

Isidora, who you will see in the photo seated on the right side, is 48 years old and married with 2 children. 3 1/2 years ago she became a part of the group called Sarita Colonia, made up of 11 members who live in the zone of San Felipe in the district of Comas. Isidora was elected by her colleagues to be the president of the group. Isidora runs a small general store from her home. She began the business with a small loan, and little by little she reinvested the income from her sales. Her business has enabled her to help pay for her children's education. She has grown her business and also helped her husband with the costs of constructing their small house. Now she continues with all her efforts and hard work so that she'll be able to help her youngest daughter who will soon start her secondary studies. Isidora's portion of the loan will be used to purchase more inventory for her general store.

In this group: Isidora, Nelida Eulogia, Noemi Maura, Gaby Esther*, Eugenia Yanet, Violeta Mercedes, Karen Patricia, Cecilia Beatriz, Esperanza Magna, Monica Rossalin, Doris Maria*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Charnes

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