A loan helped a member to buy supplies for her food business.


Mujeres Unidas Group's story

This communal bank has 19 members. They've gone through a number of financing cycles, and are seeking a way to continue to work together and provide their families with the best.

Cecilia, one of the members, has a business selling empanadas. She starts work every day early in the morning, when she gets up to prepare the empanadas that she will later go out to sell. She is a person who works hard for her loved ones, so that they can have a better quality of life and avoid any hardships.

Cecilia is requesting this loan to buy supplies to make empanadas, such as meat, condiments, vegetables, and other products.

Note: In the photo, you see only one person, but this is a group loan. It was not possible to take a group photo due to the need to avoid putting people into close proximity because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In this group: Griselda, Bernarda, Zunilda, Angelica, Marta, Emilce, Cecilia, Maria, Bernarda, Liz, Candida, Nicolasa, Liz, Gloria, Mabel, Lorena, Dersida, Benita, Liliana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar.


This loan is special because:

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



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