A loan of $4,275 helped a member to buy other types of clothes and shoes.

Señor De Cani Cruz Group's story

Lourdes Rosario A. C., 41, is separated and has four school age children. She’s a member of the “Señor D. Cani Cruz” communal bank.

Lourdes started a clothing sales business because of need having separated from her husband three years ago; she had to raise and feed four children on her own. Lourdes looked for work for several weeks but because she hadn’t gone beyond elementary school and also had no experience, she couldn’t find employment. She saw selling clothes as an opportunity to get ahead. She home delivers clothes to her customers. Besides sales, she alternates her days with payment collections and with household chores in order not to neglect her children’s education.

The loan is granted to buy other articles of clothing as well as shoes in order to increase income.

In the photo, Lourdes is wearing sky blue pants and an orange sweater; she’s third from the left.The two small photos correspond to the members who were not present at the time the picture was taken: Carmen Teodora Vichez A. (upper left) and Flor D. Maria M. E. (lower left).

In this group: Lourdes Rosario, Mariel, Ines Laura, Marcelina*, Zoila Sara, Marisol, Ninoska Rocio, Maria Luisa, Erika Paola, Rhin Kempes, Flor De Maria, Carmen Teodora
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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