A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy inventory of beauty products: shampoo, deodorants, perfumes and powders.


Luz De San Antonio Group's story

Olinda is part of the communal lending organization “Luz D. San Antonio “ along with 10 hardworking women; she has served as the group's president for the past 7 months. Olinda is 45, married and mother of three children. Through her efforts, together with her husband, she has provided a comfortable home and educational opportunities. Olinda has sold beauty products for the last 12 years, and also sews wool garments for clients. Olinda now wishes to improve her house and establish a workroom for her sewing and sales activities, allowing her to work with others. With this loan, she plans to buy a stock of products such as shampoo, deodorants, perfumes and powders, as well as sewing materiel. The communal lender “Luz D. San Antonio” has participated in the credit program for several years and has always met their obligations. Flor D. María is not in the photo attached, as she was busy working on behalf of the group when it was taken.

In this group: Olinda Yola, Yolanda Florentina, Bertha Giovana, Llerlit, Hermenegilda Trinidad, Celina Julia, Diana Eloina, Violeta Yeny, Flor De Maria*, Beatriz Marlene
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Cassetta



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