A loan of $3,000 helped a member to buy groceries at wholesale to use in her business.

Señor De Locumba Group's story

Barbara is 56 years old, divorced, and has 3 sons. She is the president of the communal bank "Señor D. Locumba."

Of her 3 sons, only one is still dependent upon her. He is 15 years old and is in middle school.

Barbara is a retired teacher. Out of necessity, she had to look for another source of income so she sells food from a door in her house. In the mornings she prepares soup and in the afternoons lunches. At night she sells pastries and meals.

She is requesting a loan to buy groceries at wholesale so that she can have supplies for her business.

In the photograph, Barbara is dressed in a red sweater and blue pants; she is the second person on the right. The person in the small picture on the right siD. is Erick C. H.. He was not present at the meeting because he was studying. Carlos V. E. is also missing from the group picture; he could not attend the meeting due to the fact that he was traveling.

In this group: Barbara Bibiana, Ana Maria, Erick Eduardo, Carlos Rafael*, Sonia Soraya, Isacc, Magda Marleny, Isabel Domitila, Gladys Senaida, Herlinda
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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