A loan of $4,850 helped a member to purchase pants, jeans, jackets, caps, etc.

Sagrada Familia Group's story

This microfinance group was started by Ms. Laura B., an ex-member of the Mujeres Virgen del Carmen group. She got in touch with her friends and neighbors to form the Sagrada Familia group in the area.

This 23-member group is currently in its third loan cycle and is well-known in the neighborhood for being very united, supportive, and responsible. The same members have fundraisers like competitions, raffles, and social gatherings in which food is sold.

Ms. Angelina has been selling apparel on the streets, door-to-door, at open-air markets, and in various shops for many years. This is how she supports both her family and herself since she has no one else on whom to depend financially. She believes that we are all able to make our own living with or without sacrifice, but she recognizes that requesting loans is something that really helps people excel in their businesses, which is why she needs this loan from Kiva so that she can increase her merchandise. She would like to invest in purchasing pants, T-shirts, jackets, coats, etc.

In this group: Angelina , Zunilda , Ana , Juanita , Hermelinda , Salustiana , Liz , Fortunata , Pastora , Laura , Angélica , Silveria , Nilda , Alba , Zulmira , Marciana , Raquelina , María , Margarita , Liz , Estela *, Ignacia *, Alberta *

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Casian

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