A loan of $2,900 helped a member to invest in more clothing to sell for her business.


Esperanzas Del Valle Group's story

This photo was taken at the home of Imelda Peña, the president of the "Esperanza del Valle" (Hope of the Valley) group which is located in the state of Veracruz.

Imelda's business is selling bazaar items. She started her business 4 years ago and is requesting this loan to buy new merchandise. She feels very happy as she requests her loan because she is hopeful that she will be able to grow her business. Imelda is 38 years old, received a high school education, and has three children. She would like this loan to buy more merchandise and to make some improvements to her premises.

Lady C. is the group's treasurer. She is 22 years old, received a high school education and is married. She has owned a business selling clothes for 4 years. She is requesting this loan to buy merchandise so that she can offer more variety to her customers and thereby become well known by the whole community. She hopes to achieve her goal so that she can enjoy financial stability and proviD. her children with a university level of education.

In this group: Sarai Elizabeth, Lady Laura, Julia*, Imelda, Cresencia Alma Lilia, Margarita, Alejandra, Rosa Elia, Veronica, Alicia, Araceli, Adriana
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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