A loan of $2,625 helped a member working capital.

La Bendicion 2 Group's story

Santa is 40 years old. She is married and did not have the opportunity to attend school. She has four children of different ages, the oldest being 24 and the youngest 10. Her husband works as a mason and she helps with the household expenses. She sells merchandise (clothing, typical of the region) and raises livestock (hogs and chickens). She has 12 years experience doing these things.

With enthusiasm, a desire to get ahead, and with help from some neighbors and sisters from the church, they formed a group so that they would be able to request a loan. The communal bank is called “La Bendición” (The Blessing). This name was chosen by all of the members with the thought that this loan would be a blessing for them.

The group is made up of 14 women who do different things, including raising livestock, food sales, and clothing sales. They will use the money from this loan to buy merchandise, grow their businesses, and increase their incomes that they will use to improve the well being of their families.

In this group: Santa Brígida, Aura Rebeca, María Antonieta, Reyna Regina, Isabel, Elizabeth, Felipa Dominga, Norma Esther, Santos, Carmelina Santos, Sayra Rovelsi, Rosa María, Juana, Eufemia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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