A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy merchandise for the Christmas season.

Santa María Group's story

Perseverance, initiative and a desire for development and success have been some of the main characteristics of the Santa Ana communal bank which has 10 members, most of whom are women. For more than a year this group has been working in such a way, in constant development, every member in their own way.

One of the group's members who demonstrates these characteristics is Jacinta B. who is 47 years old and the single mother of two children, one of whom is still school age. She gets up very early each morning to open her small grocery store which is the source of income for her household. It has provided her with a lot of satisfaction over the 8 years for which she has owned it. Jacinta B. started this business when her husband left her with two young children in her care. She needed a way to earn a living in order to support her family. With her recent loan, she will buy merchandise for the Christmas season. Like Jacinta, every member of the group has their own story with good and bad moments throughout their lives but they all have a desire to overcome obstacles and they demonstrate this every day for the well-being of their families and their businesses.

In this group: Jacinta, Olga, Genoveva, Yulita Cilia, Elizabeth, Hugo Lalo, Paul Angelo, Rosa Bertha, Gloria Jesucita, Josefina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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