A loan of $925 helped a member to purchase school supplies.


Kerens Sjl Group's story

The Kerens SJL Community Bank got its name because the members know that "Keren" means "fighting woman." The community bank is formed of people who work day by day to support their households. All of them have known each other since they were very small since because they live in the same neighborhood. Yolanda Elizabeth is part of this group. She is very active and energetic. Her business consists of traveling sales of backpacks, lunch boxes, clothes, etc. The products she sells vary according to the season. She also sells cosmetics. She tells us that she "always has something to do; she can't sit down for one moment." Yolanda Elizabeth is 31 years old and is a single mother. She lives with her father and her children. Through hard work she has been able to provide what they need and give her children enough time and attention. She takes them to school, cooks for them, etc. With the loan, she would like to purchase school supplies since she wants to have a bookstore in her home and to see her children finish school. This is a dream that she does not doubt she will achieve because she puts so much effort into everything she does.

In this group: Yolanda Elizabeth , Elva Beatriz, Maria Luisa, Elizabeth, Debora, Sonia, Luis Serafin
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olivia Shirley



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