A loan of $2,000 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, noodles, milk and sweets.

Unidos Al Futuro Group's story

Esperanza is 49 years old. She is married and has 5 children of which 1 is a dependent even though he attends school. Esperanza is a hardworking woman who in order to get ahead works at several business activities such as selling cloths and food. Thanks to her hard work she has improved her house and brings home an income. By wisely using her income, she was able to save and is starting a new business, setting up a grocery store in her house, as in this way she will obtain a better income. In order to continue improving she is asking for a loan to invest in her new business with the purchase of rice, sugar, noodles, milk and sweets. Esperanza's goal is to grow her business and earn her customers' loyalty. Esperanza is a member of the communal bank “Unidos al Futuro” which consists of 7 enthusiastic and responsible members. They are very grateful for the program - Prosperidad. Esperanza is the one wearing the pink blouse. Señora Odilia couldn't attend because of work.


In this group: Esperanza, Juan, Sabina, Avelina, Fausto, Odilia Etelvina*, Cesar Fredy
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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