A loan helped a member to buy groceries and merchandise to stock her business.


Las Valientes Alalay Group's story

Norma is 25 years old, single, and has two children. She has a shop in the neighborhood, a business she started 5 months ago. A typical day for an everyday customer is to get up early, do household chores, and tend to the children.

She met the members of her group who have known each other for a number of years.

With this first loan she will invest in the purchase of groceries and merchandise to stock her business. Her goals and aspirations in life are to grow her business and offer a greater variety of products to her customers, as well as to study how to grow her business and to finish building her house.

In the photo there are only the board of directors because the dispersement was done remotely because of the pandemic.

In this group: Maria Urbelinda , Mauricio Eduardo, Rosario Lidia , Luis Alberto , Alejandra , Mabel , Emiliana , Felisa, Norma

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alix F.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.



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