A loan helped a member purchase fresh fruit and fish to sell.


Manantial Group's story

The Manantial (Spring) lending group is in the 31st cycle of the women's committee program. The members of the group all work and help each other to get ahead. They are seeking a loan to improve their quality of life and to overcome their financial situations.

Virginia is a member of the group who works selling fruit and fish. Her business is modest but it has allowed her to get ahead with her family and cover their household expenses. She is an enterprising woman who started with very little but has been able to improve and grow little by little. Her goal is to continue to work so that she can continue to provide her family with everything that they need to live a dignified life.

She is seeking this loan to purchase fresh fruit and fish to sell.

Note: Although this is a group loan, only one person appears in the photograph. They were unable to take aa group picture because of COVID-19 social distancing precautions.

In this group: María, Ramona, Sofía, Olga, Elvira, Sonia, Limpia, María, Claudia, Liliana, María, Genara, Marian, Balbina, Virginia, Ana, Delcia, Esmilce, Yanina, Zunilda, Marisa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry.


This loan is special because:

It is accompanied by an industry leading poverty-elimination program.



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams




Loan details