A loan of $875 helped a member to buy cosmetics and related items.


Jehova Shama Group's story

The Jehova Shama group is comprised of three hard-working women, including María, 49, who runs a small store, salon and snack bar. She began 25 years ago after obtaining a beautician certificate. She first began running a salon out of her house and with credit later expanded her store's sales. With this credit, Maria will buy inventory for her businesses, especially in order to prepare for Mother's Day. The other women in this group include Cristina, 47, who has run a small food and snack store for the past 15 years, and Marling, who sells food and drinks on weekends and ice and soft drinks daily.

In this group: María, Marling, Cristina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta



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