A loan of $2,450 helped a member buy sweets, cookies, soft drinks, etc for her kiosk, also hot chocolate because the weather is cold.


Cristo El Salvador Group's story

“CRISTO EL SALVADOR (Christ the Savior)” COMMUNAL BANK The communal bank “CRISTO EL SALVADOR” is called as it is because its members are devout Catholics and have found support from their religion. Lucia is a member of this bank, many years ago she faced the death of her husband and she remains a widow. She had to take care of her 7 children, and it was at that time that she was supported by her faith in God to keep going and it gave her strength to keep moving forward for her children, and she succeeded, she was able raise her children to adulthood, thanks to her strength and positivity, and moral support that she felt having faith in Christ. But the years have passed and again her faith in God was put to the test with the death of 2 of her children, leaving her to look after 3 grandchildren. Lucia had to work to raise her grandchildren, but working washing clothes was not recommended for her health, as she is 65 years old, and then thanks to a donation, made by the neighbors where she lives, Lucia received a street cart for selling sweets, soft drinks, cookies, etc. Lucia is thinking of using the loan from EDAPROSPO-PROSPERIDAD, to keep selling sweets, cookies and soft drinks which she does at a corner by her house, next to a football field, where refreshing soft drinks are always needed each time that the neighbors play any match.

In this group: Ana Maria, Juan Vicente, Lucia, Luxi Merqui, Eugenia, Emma, Jannet, Maria Ramona, Maria, Dora Daria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Dent



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