A loan helped a member to buy cosmetic merchandise.


Los Norteños Om Group's story

Melania is a single mother who lives with her young child, age 2 years, and her brother. She gets ahead for her child and due to the responsibility she has for her brother because they do not live with their parents. She has the dream of being able to help her brother to become a professional, and to be able to provide for her child so that he lacks nothing. Also she wants to be able to expand her small business. As time passes, she comes to know more about the trade.

With the previous loan, she was able to start the business of selling cosmetics. Now she sells not only to her acquaintances, but also on social networks such as Facebook and WhatsApp.

Lizeth, in the grey jacket and black pants, is the president of the communal bank. Melina, in a cap with a rose scarf,
blue jacket, and pink bag is the treasurer of the group. Cristian is the young person in the blue pullover, holding a hat in his hands. There are only three people in the photo due to bio-security measures in place for the pandemic being confronted now.

In this group: Melania Rossio, Juan Pedro, Ana Maria, Adam Pedro, Cristian Abel, Diego Armando, Melva , Lizeth Marcela

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joann S.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.



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