A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy food, drinks, and other products to stock her store.

Santa Catalina Group's story

The Santa Catalina Communal Bank is comprised of 15 women from Ciudad de Este. They all got together with the objective of getting greater income. That way they will be able to get ahead. The women are the heads of their households. They shoulder a lot of anxiety about making progress and growing.

Rosa has a well-stocked grocery store. Thanks to this business she has been able to get ahead and generate the needed income to support her family. One of her dreams is to be able to have a “minisuper” (a small supermarket). Then she would be able to have greater income and attract more customers, not just from her neighborhood, but also from outlying areas. She says that everything she does is for the good of her family. She wants to give them everything that is good.

She is requesting the loan to buy food, drinks, vegetables, and other basic needs items. She will do this so that she can be well-stocked for any customer demand. She is very grateful to the foundation for opportunity it is giving her. Receiving the loan will be very useful.

In this group: Blasia, María, Liduvina, Raquel, Fredesvinda, Máxima, Carmelina, María, Eulogia, Luisa, Myrian, María, Rosa*, Arsenia*, Zulma*
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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