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A loan of $4,700 helped a member purchase cosmetics (lipstick, creams, deodorants, perfume), clothes (pants, shirts, shorts, t-shirts), and sport shoes to sell.


Santa Lucía Group's story

This committee is in its eighth cycle.

Señorita Maria Luz A. has two children, both of whom help her with the household chores while she goes and sells games of chance/lottery tickets. She is a hardworking person with a great desire to progress. Her motto is, "If one encounters challenges, they can always be overcome with a little bit of sacrifice."

In this group: Bienvenida, María Luz, Avelina, Angela, Cynthia, Estela, Juana, María, Elizabeth, María, Claudia, Teodosia, Natalia, Porfiria, Dalma Luz, Myriam

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tracy Quan



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