A loan of $1,550 helped a member natural remedies in bulk, polythene bags and thread for packaging.


Kuña Pora Group's story

The committee is called ‘Kuña Pora’ and its 11 members are now in their fifth loan cycle. Their group stands out in their community for being very unified, supportive and responsible. Its members are involved in different areas of work and they always carry out their work with an enterprising spirit. All of the women come from humble families who fight to get ahead on a daily basis, and the work they carry out depends on their particular abilities.

One of their members, Teófila, works selling natural herbal remedies. She goes out to the country with her children to collect many different types of natural remedies that people can use to ward off pain. Once she has the amount and the variety that her clients need, she packs the herbs in small bags of different sizes. By packaging the herbs individually, Teófila’s clients will be able to manage their intake better and she will make a larger profit. In this way Teófila is able to work and support her family. She is requesting a loan to purchase natural remedies in bulk and to purchase small plastic bags of different sizes.

In this group: Teófila, Ofelia, Norma, Gladys, Liduvina, Liliana, Catalina, Juliana, Myriam, Cármen*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso



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