A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy beverages such as soft drinks, wine, beer, and more.


Santa Maria Group's story

The committee is called “Santa María". They are in their seventh cycle, with 23 members. It is a group that stands out in the neighborhood because they are very close, supportive and responsible among themselves. All of them have different types of activities and some will start new work. They all have an entreprenurial spirit and work to raise funds for the committee, in case one of the members is in needs them. One of the members is Rosalina, who sells beverages. She has a place where she sells the beverages and she tells us that on the weekend she has the highest sales. In addition, she tells us that the business really benefits her since selling beverages earns a good income and she wants to continue doing it. Her family helps her, especially on weekends, since she is open until very late.

In this group: Rosalina, Blanca, Lorena, Natividad, Nelly, Antonia, Zulma, Sinforiana, Maria, Ubalda, Eusebia, Juana, Sonia, Luciana, Lourdes, Cristina, Catalina, Elena, Gladyz, Lucia*, Mirian*, Norma*, Nancy*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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