A loan of $2,100 helped a member to increase sweater and food production.

Trabajando Unidas Group's story


Lucia, 49, is a member of the “TRABAJANDO UNIDAS” (Working Together) communal bank which has been in existence for two years. Lucia has been President for the last 7 months. The seven members currently in the group chose the bank name because the group must have unity and work. The communal bank has been collaborating with Edaprospo-Prosperidad for two years.

Lucia used to belong to a different communal bank but she dropped out of it and through a friend joined Trabajando Unidas. Lucia is at the far left of the photo wearing a light yellow polo shirt and cream colored vest; her pants are light lilac.

Lucia has 4 children; two are independent and two still depend on her. Lucia started making food and marmalade to sell and she knitted woolens sweaters in order to support the two children that still live with her as well as to build and furnish her house.

She’d like to have capital to increase her production of food, marmalade and sweaters.

In this group: Lucia, Rosa, Paulina, Haydee, Maria Veronica, Nelida Diana, Carlos Augusto

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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