A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy soap, sugar, noodles, meat, milk, baked goods, rice, drinks, oil and flour; to buy ladies' and men's clothes and underwear; to buy oranges, bananas, tomatoes, lettuce, peppers and onions; to buy jewelry and supplies for making food; to buy creams and nail polish.

María Auxiliadora Group's story

The Maria Auxiliadora committee was born two years ago through the management and support of another committee which was working in the same place.

This committee is from Thompson, San Lorenzo. During more than two years of very hard work, this group has grown both socially and financially. The committee's members are known in their area as very hard-working women. They experienced a very difficult situation during their last loan cycle in that several of their members failed to make their weekly repayments. The group repaid their loan and made a pledge to successfully re-start their committee.

Monica B. prepares and sells empanadas which are very popular in her country. She also sells iced drinks. Through her work, she supports her family and strives to work honorably, facing up to the financial crisis. She is requesting a loan to buy sugar, noodles, meat, milk, baked goods, rice, drinks, oil, flour, etc.

In this group: Maria, Ilda, Maria, Celestina, Liza, Monica, Sofia, Apolonia, Josefina, Gloria, Maria, Eusebia, Frida, Maria*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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