A loan of $950 helped a member to buy yogurt, juice, soft drinks, and cookies.


Trabajando Por El Futuro Group's story

A new group has joined Kiva partner EDAPROSPERO’s community bank. The group is called Trabajando por el Futuro (Working for the Future) and comprises seven very responsible people who have decided to work for a better future so they are seeking a loan. Some wish to start a new business; others wish to invest in their current businesses.

34-year old Zenobia fits into the latter category. She is married, has two children, and is the group’s treasurer. She runs a small grocery store out of her house and plans to use the money to buy more merchandise such as yogurt, juice, soft drinks, and cookies. As well as running the store, she delivers bread in the mornings.

Zenobia and her husband work very hard and as a result have managed to buy a car which they use to provide a local taxi service. Her husband is responsible for paying for the children’s education and food, while Zenobia is responsible for expenses such as electricity, water, telephone etc. She would love to buy a bigger vehicle, and this is one of the couple’s goals.

In the photograph you can see the group members during the time of loan distribution in EDAPROSPERO’s office. Some of their young children are also present. The two members on the extreme right and left have brought their mothers along.

In this group: Zenobia Raquel, Mariluz Corazon, Isabel, Luis Miguel, Yarasca Arias Mercedes, Ada, Susan Katterine
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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