A loan of $1,875 helped a member to buy fruit such as peaches, pears, grapes and apples.


Dios Es Amor Group's story

Maria is a member of the "Dios es Amor" ("God is Love") communal bank. She is a single mother with 5 children and works as street vendor. She has been selling fruits, soft drinks and sweets in the Corcona area for over 20 years. She started with her sisters in order to make a profit, as the area is in the route that travellers take to get to the centre of the country.

Maria will invest in the purchsae of seasonal fruit such as peaches, pears, grapes and apples, which she will sell at a good price. She wants to improve her home and for her youngest son to finish school. If she had more capital she would invest it in opening a store in her house.

The "Dios es Amor" communal bank has 12 members who work in informal traD. and gave this name to the association because they believe in God. The are keen to participate in the program for the first time and are grateful for this opportunity. In the picture you can see three children whose parents had to bring them along on the day as they cannot be looked after by family members.

In this group: Hilda Victoria, Maria Maximina, Leydi Diana, Yrene Maria, Eusebio Jose, Maria , Lucia, Estela Irma, Sofia Irene*, Zonia Luz, Martin Teofilo, Gloria Cristina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alba Sort



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