A loan of $3,725 helped a member to purchase rice, sugar, milk, noodles and soft drinks.

Villa Santa Rosa Group's story

The “Villa Santa Rosa” community bank consists of 11 enthusiastic members who have been working with Programa-Prosperidad (Prosperity Program) for eight months. Yolanda is an active member of the group. She is 53 years old, separated from her husband and has a daughter. Previously she made a living raising pigs, saving little by little, and in this way she was able to set up a convenience store in her home. This is where she has been for the past 13 years, offering groceries of primary necessity. Thanks to her hard work she has been able to help her daughter, a single mother of two young children, as well as make improvements to her home. Yolanda is requesting the loan to invest in the purchase of rice, sugar, milk, noodles and soft drinks at wholesale since it's more economical. Her goal is to keep growing her business so she can continue supporting her grandchildren, who are her motivation to keep moving forward. "Villa Santa Rosa" is very grateful for the loan. Dialu couldn't be present for the photo because of her work.

In this group: Carmen Rosa, Maria Jesus, Yolanda Carmela, Segundina, Yolanda Aurora, Jhoselyn Patricia, Maria Janet, Jenny, Dialu Marleny*, Maria Felicita, Rudhy Geyme
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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