A loan of $3,225 helped a member purchase sewing materials.


Kuña Pora Group's story

This Committee of Women is called Kuña Pora and was established in May 2006 in Hohenau. The group is working in its 15th loan cycle with 15 members.

These ladies engage in different businesses such as retail, handicrafts, dressmaking, and other activities. This committee is one of the oldest at its branch office. A spirit of solidarity has already developed among its members and the group has succeeded in keeping its internal finances in order. The members are disciplined with their payments and have always paid on time in each of their loan cycles.

Another characteristic of the members is that they are always conscientious when requesting their loans, and as a result they adjust their payment behavior accordingly. Since they do not have a large line of credit, they always request the maximum amount because they claim it will help cover their corresponding business activities.

Sra. Jacinta C. is 45 years old and works as a seamstress. Her husband Esteban Florentin works as a tailor. They have three children.

Doña Jacinta has one main objective – to help her daughter finish her university studies. She is currently earning her degree in Accounting. Being a parent, Jacinta intends to make sacrifices in order to cover her daughter’s education. In the future, she plans to cover the studies of her other daughter who is in eighth grade.

Jacinta wants to increase her income by acquiring materials to expand her business. She plans to produce more varieties of clothing based on the size of her customer base and the level of demand that exists.

In this group: Jacinta, Jorgelina, Salustiana, Hortencia, Graciela, Ana, Liduvina, Ramona, Silvia, Alicia, Mariana, Zulma, Eusebia, María, Emilia
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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