A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy scissors, dyes, gels and more.


Cerro Verde Group's story

The communal bank “Cerro Verde was formed through the initiative of Señora Limpia. Currently they are in their 1st loan cycle with 11 members. When the group started it demonstrated unity and solidarity between the members; they are very hardworking. Through the Comité, they want a decent life for their families. They are all self-sacrificing women of limited means.

Maria is one of the members. She has a hairdressing salon which she has run for a very long time. She has a varied clientele which are loyal to her, whether they be men or women. She has a good income which helps her cover both business and household expenses. She would like to continue with her business and for this reason she is asking the Fundacion for a loan to buy scissors, dyes, gel, and chemicals necessary for a hairdressing salon, so as to stock her business.

In this group: Limpia Concepcion, Maria, Sara , Francisca , Gladys , Juliana , Andrea , Josefina , Gregoria , Narcisa , Alejandrina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth



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