A loan of $2,625 helped a member to purchase vegetables, fruits, and beverages.

Las Amigas Group's story

This committee is in its fifth loan cycle. All of the members have remained together and submitted their payments responsibly. They are encouraged to stay together as a group and have become good friends through their meetings. At the moment, they are planning monthly activities that they will conduct as a group.

Sra. Fidelina A. has five children, four of whom are dependents. Every morning she wakes up at 4am to milk her cow so that she can sell it at her small kiosk or her grocery store called “Ña Fide". In addition, she spends her afternoons making 100 cheese buns and 50 turnovers to sell in her community.

With this loan, Fidelina believes she can increase the profits from her store and help her son earn his university degree in radiology. She says that she will make every effort to cover all of his fees, including the travel expenses he incurs every day. Her dream is to finish the construction of her house and add more bedrooms for her children. Later on she hopes to increase the size of her shop.

In this group: Eladia, Maria, Apolonia, Fidelina, Sofia, Jorgelina, Sandra, Lucia, Clarisa, Rafaela, Virginia, Clotilde, Andrea*
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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