A loan of $2,450 helped a member to buy winter clothes in bulk.


Las Toby Group's story

The "LAS TOBY" community bank is starting its first loan cycle with the institution. The group has nine members who are all women. Their business activities include selling meals, selling drinks and selling cosmetics. They are from Plan 3000 neighborhood.

This group was founded on the initiative of three members. One of these members was Dora, the bank's president. Dora was chosen as the bank's president because she is a responsible person who is supportive of her fellow group members. Her business is selling clothes and her income supports her household and pays for the education of her school-age children. She will use her loan money to buy winter clothes in bulk since the cold season is approaching and she already has several orders. Dora is a very hard-working person who has a desire to better herself. Her wish is to grow in her business and make more income. In this way, she will be able to improve her quality of life. She is very grateful to the institution for the support she has been given.

In this group: Dora Teresa, Eliana, Maria Cecilia, Rosmery Paola, Magali, Carmen , Maria Luisa, Maria Flavia, Magdaly
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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