A loan helped a member to invest in the purchase of merchandise such as toilet paper, diapers, and detergents to stock her business.


Mariposas Ii Rural Group's story

Blanca, 77, is a widow with five children. She has a business selling personal care products such as toilet paper, detergent, and diapers. She started this business ten years ago.

Her typical day is to get up early to open her store and then spend the whole day making sales and taking care of her business.

She met the members of her group because they are neighbors.

She invested her first loan in real estate for her business.

She will use this second loan to invest in the purchase of merchandise such as toilet paper, diapers, and detergents.

Her goals and aspirations with this loan are to be able to offer her customers a wide variety of products and increase her income.

Her goals and aspirations in life are to be healthy and happy.

Only the board of directors is shown in the photo because a remote disbursement was made due to the pandemic.

In this group: Eleuteria, Lizbeth, Teofilo, Gladys Brenda, Mauricio, Aldo Daniel, Kevin, Blanca Melvi

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.



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